Coyote Ugly (2000)
Flipping through the channels, I caught the middle part of Coyote Ugly yesterday morning. This is another movie that I love that it is so campy and fun. It’s not Oscar-caliber material, but it’s fun fluff.
It tells the story of Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo. What a name, huh?), an aspiring songwriter with a debilitating case of stage fright, struggling to make it big in New York City. When she moves to the city, she gets robbed and the money she has been saving was stolen as well.
She needs a way to make money. When she is at a diner, she overhears at the next table that one of the Coyotes, Zoe (Tyra Banks) is leaving to go to college to become a lawyer.
She seeks out the place called “Coyote Ugly”. She sees that it is a bar run by women. Violet is hired by Lil (Maria Bello) to replace Zoe. She meets the other Coyotes; the seductress, Cammie (Izabella Miko), the gruff Rachel (Bridget Moynahan), who thinks that Violet doesn’t have to chops to stay.
Violet’s inevitable love interest is Kevin O’Donnell, played by the delicious Adam Garcia. On first impression, she thinks that he is a big-time music manager, but it turns out that he is a short order cook. He tries to coax her out of her shell by the end of the movie.
The ending is predictable, but it’s fun. They try to make the impossible dream possible. It’s just a movie. Not everything is going to work out in the end.
Judgment: If you want to see a nice, fluffy movie, then check this one out.
Posted on March 2, 2009, in 2000, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romantic and tagged Adam Garcia, Coyote Ugly, David McNally, Izabella Miko, John Goodman, Maria Bello, Melanie Lynskey, Piper Perabo, Tyra Banks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.