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Coyote Ugly (2000)
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:15:25 pm »

Coyote Ugly gets a lot of flack and I can understand why. The whole bar thing, as hot as the girls are and as great as the music is behind them, the scenes are really vapid and offer absolutely nothing but eye candy and nothing in the way of story. It's actually kind of misleading those that have never seen the movie before into thinking it's all about the bar, when in reality it's falls more along the lines of the 'Flashdance' plot when a small town girl moves to the Big Apple to try and become a successful Songwriter. Along the way, she stumbles into working at Coyote Ugly to pay her bills.

The movie doesn't suck completely and it does offers you eye candy as I mentioned before. But there is a lot to be desired in the ending. It's to "Hollywood" by wrapping everything up in a nice bow. But having Bill (John Goodman), who was against his daughter Violet (Piper Perabo) working there, suddenly up on the bar, shaking his ass. And then there was the whole LeAnn Rimes inclusion at the end. The movie became nothing more than a infomercial at the end to promote her and seems so out of place. Had Piper's character actually been pursuing her to sing one of her songs earlier in the movie, the ending would have made sense. FYI, LeAnn supplies the voice of Violet during any scenes that she is singing in. I just think they should have included the above plot point to make it more believable is all.

Worth a Rent, and nothing more.
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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2012, 11:16:15 pm »
Coyote Ugly DVD Screencaps

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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 10:30:47 pm »
Soooo many thoughts.  This was a two-pages of notes movie.


Where to start with this flick.... well, considering I'd never seen it before you can figure out that I had low expectations, and I figured I finally HAD  to see it if for no other reason than to make sure my script wasn't intruding on any of that territory (there's no feeling of dread quite like when you start a movie that might send you back to the drawing board).  Well, for the most part I think I'm safe outside of one scene, that's like the MUST-HAVE scene for a project like this, I'm pretty safe.

All I kept thinking about when I was watching the movie is that Kevin Smith did an earlier draft of it (which I was reminded of when his one surviving line came up, "I played in the minor leagues but never made it to the majors."  Which stuck out because it was a better line than anything else in the movie, I was REALLY curious about what else they might have been saying (even though I think Smith himself would say his version probably isn't that good).  You know the comic book store I immediately thought he would have be the Secret Stash, but it took me maybe twenty minutes after the Johnny Knoxville cameo where I thought "hey, that might have been Jay and Silent Bob once upon a time!"

Another thing I kept thinking is "this is such a terribly run bar."  Seriously, how much money are they wasting spraying booze at the crowd.  Or setting their own stuff on FIRE?  Or spitting the fire at people soaked in beer?

My fave note that I took was about how badly Piper was going about wanting to be a songwriter (btw, I totally saw "Piper sings" as "fast forward now"), she should have had a network of friends she was doing music for, building demand for her talent and so on, she should have been visiting NY every weekend and planting seeds before MOVING out there.  And the moment I wrote "she needs a band" she goes into that bar and there's A BAND.  Literally A. Band.  Alex Band.  Kind of a weird meta mind f*ck or something.

The stage fright stuff at the build to the climax, I lost ALL patience for Piper at that point.  I literally had to pull out the thickest pen I could find to accurately convey my sense of "SERIOUSLY?"  And then in the next scene where she's on stage, I needed to find a f*cking SHARPIE.  F*CK THAT.

Oh, and the "new" Jersey (which I totally didn't intend as a joke until I saw it typed out)... I used to have such a crush on her once upon a time.


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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 10:35:03 pm »
Bring on Coyote Ugly II!!!!!
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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 10:39:59 pm »
Odd that there wasn't a direct-to-DVD sequel to that flick like there was for Honey and Mean Girls and a whole bunch of other movies.

Now, which version of the flick did you see, I saw the extended edition with the boobies.  Which really... okay, in the softball scene where the Russian chick is stripping, Piper glances down to her own chest like "are mine okay by comparison," which is WAY late in the movie for that scene, but after the nudie sex scene, we know it's not true.  It was just a mini-mind-boggling micro moment, I thought.

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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 10:42:33 pm »
Just the Regular Edition most likely because I don't remember any  n u d e  scenes. F*ck!!!!!!
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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 10:47:12 pm »
Piper had a good body man (I'm sure the nips were a body double, but there's still wide shots).  You missed out (and I was honestly surprised that there would have been any explicit content).

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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 10:53:29 pm »
I own the original, but I will see if my Library has the Unrated Copy. I doubt it, but it's worth checking out anyway.
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Re: Coyote Ugly (2000)
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2013, 10:58:02 pm »
It's the Double Shot Edition on Blu-Ray.  Didn't bother looking at any of the special features.

I didn't even MENTION that Piper and John Goodman live in Spider-Man's house.

This movie doubled down on two things for my project, suspicions I already had: one, not to do the "new girl" at the end, and I'm DEFINITELY keeping the music titles in the script for at least a draft or two because I am SO SICK of the limited selection of music in these movies.  And maybe that's a function of time (god, I got a serious nostalgia pang when they went into that CD store) but I'm tired of hearing music in movies that I heard a thousand times before.

 

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