I remember the Spice Girls, as we all do. As much as I downplayed their style, I secretly admired it and wished I could wad my Irish frizzy hair into kicky hornbuns. And secretly, I hummed those songs and stole my friend's boyfriend's copy of their first album and didn't give it back until months and months later. But that's another story for another blog (tentatively titled Things I Liked Born Out of Practical Jokes)
Here's what I discovered from watching this movie. You don't need a plot - just lots of ideas strung together, complete with the Spice Girls in different outfits in every scene. This makes a difference in some movies. This was the one movie where I didn't mind it.
The only purpose I had for posting this picture is because it made Victoria Beckham look like even more of an alien than she already does.
Here's what this movie truly excels at - showing us a disproportionately huge living area that's bigger than my apartment -- inside a double decker bus.
Maybe on the buses you grew up with, they had one of those pesky "No horseplay" rules. Not for the Spice Girls. When designing the bus they stayed on the concept of horseplay and just built up from there.
Unrelated, but the chairs are pretty awesome.
The other thing this movie has? Cameos. Spades of cameos from famous British people.
Remember kids. Speak out for what's right. Sometimes The Man tries to fix it for you.
That being said, I am fully onboard with the fashion but have minor qualms about this weird astronaut jacket that Scary Spice wears during rehearsals.
...not to mention the color vomited sheets she put on to do their weird WWII bootcamp class.
Gentle movie watcher - know this when I say, it doesn't matter. You will sit through 90 minutes of heavily made up mugging, women playing dress up and things like aliens showing up for their autograph and you will realize....
It doesn't matter. Seriously.
In case you missed it...the Spice Girls were visited by aliens. They got an autograph and left.
Now back to our "story"...
...which is pondering whatever question the movie gets ready to pose.
Its iffy, especially with so much zaniness.
There was a bomb on the bus. It was kind of a high tension moment.
They make it to the show and sing "Spice Up Your Life", which is ironic because THEY JUST DID.
Even more ironic...
Sadly, very realistic to most pitch meetings.
All in all, I totally recommend. I'll warn you though...
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