Fired Up

Theatrical Release: February 20, 2009
Fired Up


Shawn Colfax (Nicholas D’Agosto) and Nick Brady (Eric Christian Olsen), the stars of the Gerald R. Ford High School football team, are dreading the prospect of another summer at football camp. When Nick hatches a scheme for the two to join their school’s cheerleaders at cheer camp instead, they find themselves awash in a sea of gorgeous young women. It all goes great until Shawn falls for Carly (Sarah Roemer), the beautiful head cheerleader who sees right through them.

Dove Review

This movie was definitely not made for the family. As much as I try to find positive things to say about some of the bad films, I just can’t find the strength to do it for this one. It is not only filled with underage drinking, a focus on hedonism with sex topping the list, and a married woman making out with a high schooler, it also contains continual strong language. And the movie is not funny. One guy at the screening I was at laughed about twice during the whole thing, and I didn’t share his sense of humor. In fact, I was more amused by his hearty laugh than I was with what was happening on screen. The movie is just plain bad. Please do yourself and your family a favor and pass on this one.

Content Description

Sex: Several couples kiss passionately; a married woman kisses and makes out with a single man; woman grabs another woman's rear; a man grabs another man's rear; double entendres and several sexual innuendos; a man gropes a cheerleader; a couple of gay characters; close-ups of men's rears and women's rears; frank sexual talk.
Language: I lost count of the number of profanities. Let's just say the movie is loaded with just about every profanity you can think of, including GD and J and sexual slang.
Violence: A teen's clothed arm catches on fire; a few characters fall on head from practicing cheer leading moves; a few characters strike each other.
Drugs: Beer drinking and partying by minors.
Nudity: Cleavage; girls and guys in bathing suits; rear male nudity; shirtless guys seen in shower; rears seen a couple of times of both men and women through wet bathing suits.
Other: Former president Bush is made fun of and former president Ford is called a lower than average president; a focus on hedonism; a few characters tell lies; characters do gross things like smashing a Twinkie in belly button.


Company: Sony/Screen Gems
Director: Will Gluck
Producer: Matthew Gross
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 100 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter