Entertainment Weekly - 02/09/2001
"...It's fun....McDougall offers a definite sense of style..."
Los Angeles Times - 01/29/2001
"...Amusingly subversive, thanks to sharp writing and direction....Performances are on the money right down the line..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/26/2001
"...It's sassy and satirical....It's alive and risky and saucy..."
SUGAR & SPICE is a wicked black comedy about high school, teenage pregnancy, and five bankrobbing cheerleaders armed with semi-automatic weapons. When Diane, (Marley Shelton), a popular high school cheerleader, gets pregnant with the star quarterback's baby, she turns to crime to support herself and her child. Fortunately, her five best friends on the cheerleading squad are, like, totally supportive of her decision! Together they devise a plan for a series of major bank heists to benefit Diane's future financial security. With a hot young cast including Mena Suvari (AMERICAN BEAUTY), Marla Sokoloff (TV's THE PRACTICE), and James Franco, SUGAR & SPICE is a teen comedy with some unusual twists.
Black Comedy |
High School Friends |
Theatrical Release Date: January 26, 2000
The original pre-production title for this film was SUGAR AND SPICE AND SEMI-AUTOMATICS, which was toned down to the softer SUGAR & SPICE before its release.