Coyote Ugly

  • 12
  • David McNally (2000)
  • US
  • 96 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Think Flashdance meets Cocktail and you'll have a good idea what this flashy Jerry Bruckheimer production is all about. Cute Violet (Piper Perabo) leaves her toll-booth-worker dad (John Goodman) and the safety of the New Jersey suburbs for the bright lights of New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter. Knocking on the doors of various record companies with tapes of her songs, Violet meets with a distinct lack of enthusiasm. In desperation, she lands a job at a notorious bar, Coyote Ugly, owned by Lil (Maria Bello). Violet soon overcomes her chronic stage fright, joining other scantily clad female bartenders who spray customers with soda water, swig back Jack Daniels and gyrate on the bar. A subplot involving the requisite hunky guy (Adam Garcia) completes the full house of stereotypes for this glossy, pop-music-filled piece of fluff. It may not win any critics' prizes, but it passes muster as a leave-your-brain-at-the-door, toe-tapping entertainment.

Plot Summary

Romantic comedy drama starring Piper Perabo, Adam Garcia and John Goodman and featuring LeAnn Rimes. Aspiring songwriter Violet Sanford leaves her suburban home and travels to Manhattan to make her fortune. But when things don't go according to plan, a financially desperate Violet takes a job at a bar where the staff are expected to display talents beyond just pouring drinks.

Cast and crew

Cast

Violet Sanford
Piper Perabo
Kevin O'Donnell
Adam Garcia
Bill
John Goodman
Lil
Maria Bello
Cammie
Izabella Miko
Zoe
Tyra Banks
Rachel
Bridget Moynahan
Gloria
Melanie Lynskey
LeAnn Rimes
LeAnn Rimes

Crew

Director
David McNally

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Guidance: 
May be edited for language and sex scenes.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Released 20 Oct 2000
Certificate 12
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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