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At Theaters: 3/30/2007 On Video: 8/28/2007
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 33 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 489915
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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When rival figure skaters Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy go ballistic in an embarrassing, no-holds-barred fight at the World Championships, they are stripped of their gold medals and banned from the sport for life. Now, three-and-a-half years on, they’ve found a loophole that will allow them to compete: if they can put aside their differences, they can skate together – in pairs’ figure skating.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - "Blades of Glory" is every bit as silly, stupid, gross, profane and sexual as Will Ferrell's previous movies. It contains quite a bit of dark humor and sexually based humor.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Ferrell STRANGER THAN FICTION
Jon Heder SCHOOL FOR SCOUNDRELS, MONSTER HOUSE
Will Arnett LET'S GO TO PRISON
Amy Poehler ENVY, MEAN GIRLS
William Fichtner ULTRAVIOLET, CRASH, BLACK HAWK DOWN
Craig T. Nelson THE FAMILY STONE, THE INCREDIBLES, WAG THE DOG
Director: Will Speck CULTURE, IDYLLWILD
Director: Josh Gordon CULTURE, IDYLLWILD
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Production Notes Heading
The Making Of "Blades Of Glory"
Doing Lutzes Without Being Klutzes
Fantasy In Ice
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 GD, 7 S-words, quite a few miler words.
SEX/NUDITY: LOTS of sexual remarks and mild sexual motions on the ice.
VIOLENCE: None
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: A few scenes of excessive drinking and drunkenness.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: A dozen or so smiles and about that many chuckles.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Blades of Glory is a feeble satire that doesn't do much that's incisive or interesting, and the tame PG-13 rating keeps the raunchiness in check.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Though a comedy of this kind can be flat-out silly, it still has to have a coherent story to be truly clever and funny.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 191 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
31
Very High
97%
13-19Teens (F)
27
Very High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
24
Very High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
39
Very High
92%
30+Adults (M)
22
Fairly High
91%
30+Adults (F)
48
About 50/50
88%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 191 moviegoers:
TEENS:As expected TEENS LOVED "BLADES OF GLORY." Males enjoyed it slightly more than females but virtually no one disliked it. Highly Recommended!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:GREAT OPINIONS, especially from the males, but the female opinions weren't far behind. Highly Recommended!
ADULTS:Adult opinions certainly aren't nearly as high as the younger opinions, but they aren't too bad. About half truly enjoyed this very silly comedy. Most of the remaining half thought it was average. Just a small percentage didn't enjoy it at all. I would only recommend "Blades of Glory" to younger adults and then only to those that truly enjoy the very silly type of humor Will Ferrell is famous for.

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Perhaps nowhere in sports is the marriage of athleticism and grace more evident than in the arena of world champion pairs figure skating—the lifts, the jumps, the routines. The perfect score results from the perfect blend of strength and sophistication, prowess and artistry, brawn and refinement. It's an elegant world, a rarefied universe, a noble place populated by the crème de la crème of skating elite.

Well, it used to be …

When the macho, swaggering Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) takes to the rink, he is the rock star of the arena, leaving a trail of thrashed ice and shrieking female fans in his wake.

The only competitor who can match Michaels' scores (on the ice, that is) is the driven former child prodigy, Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder). Spotted as a youth executing triple lutzes on the frozen pond of an orphanage, MacElroy was whisked away to days of endless training, and now stands as the picture of poise, the personification of the highest ideals of the men's sport.

Michaels and MacElroy have met in finals rounds before, but their latest head-to-head at the World Championships—when they tie for first—is more than either one can bear, and their longstanding rivalry erupts into a no-holds-barred fight. The ensuing brawl not only sets fire to the World Championship's helpless mascot, but lands both athletes in hot water: Chazz and Jimmy are called before the sport's governing board, stripped of their gold medals and banned from the sport for life.

Now, three-and-a-half years later, both men are still trying to find their way in a world without competitive skating. Michaels has devolved into a drunken party machine, skating as a costumed evil wizard in a kiddie ice review, and MacElroy has been banished to the shoe department of a chain sporting goods store.

But then, inspiration (in the form of an over-friendly, former stalker of Jimmy's) strikes, and a loophole emerges. To skate again, all Chazz and Jimmy have to do is set aside their long festering hatred of one another and join forces—as the first male/male figure skating pair to compete in the history of the sport.

… if the sport survives, that is.

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