Coyote Ugly

Theatrical Release: August 4, 2000
Coyote Ugly


Velvet-voiced, 21-year-old Violet Sanford heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Her aspirations are sidelined by the notoriety she receives at her “day” job as a bar maid at Coyote Ugly, the hottest spot in town. The club features a team of sexy, enterprising young women who tantalize customers and the media alike with their outrageous antics.

Dove Review

Start with an ounce of “Cocktail,” add a splash of “Flashdance,” float several bodacious young women with painted on clothing, top off with a pounding score, and serve hot – that’s “Coyote Ugly.” Can I let you in on a little secret? Don’t tell anybody, but as a single male, I admire pretty women. Now, there is a fine line between appreciating a woman’s looks and lusting after her. Sometimes we single men cross that line. If we wish to honor God we need to retrain our viewing habits, on the street as well as on the screen. Let’s honor our women by seeing them as daughters of Almighty God, and therefore our sisters in Christ rather than things to be ogled. “Do not lust in your heart after her beauty or let her captivate you with her eyes…” (Proverbs 6:25). Trust me guys, viewing this movie isn’t going to help your spiritual walk. And to top it off, some of this film’s language is as disrespectful as the overt sexuality.

Content Description

Language: GD 1, Jesus 1, S-word 1, SOB 1, Bitch 3, expletives 3 – Fornication: implied sex on one occasion; several crude sexual comments; the girls are always in what looks like painted-on clothing; several times we see one of the girls removing portions of her clothing, but no nudity; they work in a bar and occasionally are seen drinking, themselves; erotic dancing on several occasions.


Company: Touchstone Pictures
Writer: Gina Wendkos
Director: David McNally
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright