Friday, June 22, 2007
Blades of Glory
With winter settling in here in Melbourne, what better way to spend a Friday night than at the movies. Belinda and I went to see Blades of Glory, which was just released here in Australia. Will Ferrell plays "sex addict" ice skater Chazz Michael Michaels, while Jon Heder plays his innocent orphan rival Jimmy MacElroy. After an unfortunate incident on the gold medal podium, they are both banned from male figure skating. A few years later they find a loophole that allows them to come back to competitive skating as an all male pairs team. The movie was very funny in spots and there were lots of cameos from former US skating champions. I really enjoyed Will Arnett and Amy Poehler (married in real life) who played an incestuous brother/sister skating team who will do anything to win. I'd probably recommend waiting for DVD or cable on this one, but it's good mindless fun to watch.