Comedy ‘Chick Fight’ Pulls Its Punches and Fails to Connect

Sommerleigh Pollonais, Senior Writer

Plot: When Anna Wyncomb (Malin Åkerman from Watchmen, Couples Retreat) is introduced to an underground, all-female fight club in order to turn the mess of her life around, she discovers she is much more personally connected to the history of the club than she could ever imagine.

She’s got the, eye of the tigress, it’s the thrill of the fight, standing up to the challenge of our (equally empowered female) rivals…

Review: Here’s the first fail of this movie. It’s R-Rated and never once, delivered on it’s R-Rated promise. I would think a comedy based around the notion of an all-female fight club and starring the comedic talents of Dulce Sloan and Fortune Fiemster, two very well-known and talented comediennes, would be an over-the-top, rollercoaster ride of ridiculousness. Instead Chick Fight feels like it’s afraid to throw that knockout punch needed to make a movie such as this one memorable.

If there is anything worth praising here, it’s the fight scenes. While way too short, they were well choreographed and I appreciated that. I did laugh a few times as well. Seeing one of my favourite old school wrestlers-turned-actor Kevin Nash play way against type was not only fun, but surprisingly well executed. Bella Thorne (The DUFF, The Babysitter franchise) has proven to me there isn’t much she can’t handle, and as a young actress I see big things in her future. Sadly Malin Åkerman is overshadowed by almost everyone else in this movie and I think she was terribly miscast as the lead.

Say Aunty! SAY AUNTY!

I hate having to go all negative on a movie like this one. We need more female positive movies out there that show women are capable of so much more than just finding a man (sadly they do stick that in here as well). And with a stronger lead actress, better comedy and slicker editing, this could’ve been Hangover meets Fight Club for the female demographic.

I don’t even need the ten count; Chick Fight hits the mat and never gets up again.

Sommer’s Score: 4 out of 10

For my review of Buddy Games you can click here. And for more Bella Thorne you can check out my review of the thriller Girl here

2755F829-2EEC-4A68-B6F7-F963F48C9D92 Sommerleigh of the House Pollonais. First of Her Name. Sushi Lover, Queen of Horror Movies, Comic Books and Binge Watching Netflix. Mother of two beautiful black cats named Vader and Kylo. I think eating Popcorn at the movies should be mandatory, PS4 makes the best games ever and I’ll be talking about movies until the zombie apocalypse comes.

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