Spice World: the Movie

Spice World: the Movie

Bob Spiers (1997)

88min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The first (and as it transpired only) feature film to exploit the enormous success of pop quintet the Spice Girls, this is an attempt to capture the comedic style of the Beatles films, and not nearly as bad as it might have been. The girls themselves - particularly a pre-troubles Geri Halliwell, the first to jump ship - are engaging screen presences, if not much cop at acting, and seasoned TV sitcom director Bob Spiers corrals a unwieldy parade of cameos with aplomb. There's even a bus to remind us of Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday. But it lacks that film's chaste innocence, and you'd need to be a fan of the girls' music to enjoy it (nothing wrong with that, of course).

Summary

Musical comedy, following the Spice Girls and their highly strung manager as they board their tour bus and get up to all sorts of strange adventures while preparing for a major concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Also starring Richard E Grant, Meat Loaf, Roger Moore, Bob Hoskins, Elvis Costello, Richard O'Brien, Alan Cumming, Elton John, Jools Holland, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Cast & Crew

Posh Spice Victoria Adams
Scary Spice Melanie Brown
Baby Spice Emma Bunton
Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm
Ginger Spice Geraldine Halliwell
Clifford Richard E Grant
Piers Cuthbertson-Smyth Alan Cumming
Martin Barnfield George Wendt
Deborah Claire Rushbrook
Director Bob Spiers
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some swearing. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy Music