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January 04, 2009



Groupthink doesn't live here, critical thought does.

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ColeSmithey.com When the late Stiv Bators (formerly of the punk band The Dead Boys) announced that he knew what every boy’s wish in America was; "he wished he could be a Dead Boy," he was lying, but at least Stiv had a point of view.

The British pop equivalent of five "Madonna" in one band have the strange effect on pre-teen through thirty-something females of making them see themselves into the band.

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"I’m uptown spice" was uttered by one such woman at the screening I attended, followed by "she needs some suicide spice" by another female audience member.


Indeed the latter may be in order for any adult willing to sit through this depressingly insipid movie.

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The cameos by such stars as Elvis Costello, Bob Geldolf, and Bob Hoskins fall like flat tennis balls on a wet, colorful bath mat.

Worst of all, the Spice Girls are bereft even of sexuality.

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Horny, no.

This movie wasn’t so much written as dripped.

It's a fine waste of time for nine-year-olds.

Rated PG. 90 mins.

1 Star

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