Fired Up! (2009)

Comedy
Eric Christian Olsen, Nicholas D'Agosto, Sarah Roemer, Molly Sims
The two most popular guys in high school decide to ditch football camp for cheerleader camp. For the girls and for the glory.
Though not as raunchy or juvenile as the average teen comedy, Fired Up is also not as funny.
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  • PG-13 Rated:
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  • 20 Feb 2009 Released:
  • 09 Jun 2009 DVD Release:
  • $16.8M Box office:

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Surprisingly not that bad...6/10
I reluctantly went to a private screening of this the other day, and found myself laughing quite a bit. Although the premise is as lame as it gets, it's the characters that save this one. They poke at high school stereotypes most of the time, which I found pretty dull, but there are many moments where the lines are executed hilariously making it entertaining for the most part. If you've seen Eric Christian Olsen from other movies and enjoyed his faces and humor, you would find this one amusing as well. The acting is definitely not the best I've ever seen, seems way too forced at times, and the situations can get kind of ridiculous, but like I said- for me, it wasn't how the movie set up the humor, but the animated expressions and characterizations throughout that made me sit through and still enjoy this one. Still worth watching at least once, in my opinion.
Not a teen movie but a great movie10/10
I was expecting a teen movie and was in fact very pleased to see very good acting, good directing, good filming and excellent lines ! If you like teen movies with 12 years old kind of jokes always link to pubes and excrement, do not watch Fired Up ! The acting is really good here and the lines are just so good, I found myself and my flatmates reusing them..

I actually watched this movie a second time and spotted things I did not even notice during the first viewing ! I mean the details and the number of characters with their very specific personality amazed me. This movie is rich and you will definitely think that it only lasted 30 minutes.

I read many comments comparing this movie to others but, I would say that in terms of "how good the lines are", I would compare it to Wedding Crasher, plus the main actors are really coordinated and it adds to the credibility of the movie.

It will definitely cheer you up and is the perfect movie to relax. Even the soundtrack is good and various.
Surprisingly funny and I mean actual funny not fake funny7/10
Fired Up looked like a stinker based on its premise "2 guys 300 girls" - but it is much wittier and fresher than expected.

It's all pretty silly and juvenile but at least it does so with a great sense of fun and doesn't take it self seriously.

Lots of innuendo, sex banter, but nothing too serious ,and it really is pretty funny stuff.

A good cast who can carry this off with panache and a definite sense of sporting fun - it is part pastiche of sporting movies - all help the time whiz by.

All in all if you want a fun movie for a pizza night and its a mixed group this actually works well. Not 100% a guys movie at all.
Odd to say, but "great chemistry!"7/10
Kudos to the casting agents for this one -- it's fun and lively and moves along steadily to the predictable happy ending, but along the way the dialogue is snappy, witty, and oddly believable. Why so? Hard to believe, but it was the great chemistry of the two bromantic leads! They play off each other perfectly, and because they're sharply versed with each other, it's instantly believable that they're also sharply-witted with others. It's rare to have the sex-hungry jock teens be intelligent too (smart jocks? Who'd buy that?), yet it works! I bought it, I laughed (a lot!) and I never reached a point where I thought the lead characters had stepped to a point of groan-ness. So kudos to the casting, and the lead actors themselves -- should the chance happen again, I'd gladly see another comedy with these two -- they make a good 'bro' pair.
one of the funniest stupid movies ever.8/10
first off, this is no monty python comedy. this is your standard modern comedy with a sub par storyline putting two people in an uncomfortable position and seeing the hilarity that ensues. this is not a thinking man's comedy. this is a "watch if you wanna quote a movie for years to come with your friends" comedy. i was skeptical at first because from the trailer, the movie just looks stupid. but a friend of mine said he went and saw it, expecting to sleep through it, and loved it. so i watched it, and i agree. the one liners are great, eric Christian olsen is hilarious as his usual lovable stoner character, and will gluck (who did the short lived series "the loop," also hilarious) does a great job at directing this comedy. only reason it's not a ten is because it's pretty easily predictable, but hilarious nonetheless. if you're a fan of stupid humor, or the series will gluck's "the loop" you'll love this.