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Coyote ugly - David McNally, Adam Garcia, Piper Perabo

Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities

Movie propaganda

A sexy romantic comedy featuring a spectacular soundtrack, Coyote ugly is the story of one girl's wild adventure in the big city.

Graced with a velvet singing voice, 21-year-old Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) heads to New York to pursue her dream of becoming a songwriter, only to find her aspirations sidelined by the accolades and notoriety she receives at her day job as a bar maid at Coyote Ugly. A new nightclub with a twist, Coyote Ugly is the hottest spot in town, featuring a team of sexy, enterprising young women who tantalise customers and media alike with their outrageous antics.

Also starring Adam Alexi-Malle as Raj, Maria Bello as Lil, Adam Garcia, John Goodman, Melanie Lynskey, Izabella Miko, Bridget Moynahan as Rachel and Greg Pitts as Michael Weston. Written by Kevin Smith, based on bartender Elizabeth Gilbert's article in GQ. Directed by David McNally.

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Theatrical report


You want women with balls? You want women who'll throw you down onto the bed and use you for the puny male sex object that you are? You want women who'll taunt you, tease you, love you, please you, please herself then kick you out to make breakfast? Your wait is over, boys and girls, coz they are here.


Coyote ugly is about women taking control of their lives, their careers, their sexuality and the way men are allowed to perceive them. If you're a Cleo girl, it's a dream come true, especially when Adam starts taking his clothes off: What a body! What a boy! Cute as a kitten, sexy as a tom cat, sweet as a purring pussy.

Rowwrrr! Rowwrrr!

The story - small town girl goes to big city to make it big, meets boy, falls in love, etc. - is pretty standard and the acting is no great shakes but you can switch your bullshit meter off and get right into it, no worries. Sure, it's a chick flick, but the babe factor for boys/lippy lezzos is way high, too. The dancing is hot, the heart-throb is throbby, the heroine is a winner. What more could a girl ask for? You go girl!

FYI: "Coyote ugly" is the USA equivalent of "Dingo ugly".

PS: Did you hear about the blonde coyote? It got stuck in a trap, chewed three legs off and was still stuck.

BTW: For those who are keeping score, Adam does a bikini-line shot. That's now three for Hollywood after Tom Cruise's début in Eyes wide shut and Brad Pitt's follow-up in Fight Club.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: English, Russian
  • Picture: 2.35:1
  • Subtitles: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Hebrew
  • Featurette: Search for the stars
    • The dreamer
    • Coyotes
    • Mr O'Donnell
  • Featurette: Coyote 101
    • A place to get ugly
    • Calling the shots
    • Shaking it
  • Featurette: Inside the songs
  • Audio commentary
  • Additional scenes:
    • Violet's goodbye
    • Driving with Gloria
    • Stolen goods
    • Li's lesson
  • Action overload
  • Trailer: Theatrical
  • Music video: Can't fight the moonlight by Lean Rimes

Security censorship classification

PG (Sexual references, low level violence)

Surveillance time

101 minutes (1:41 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

DVD rental: 7 November 2001
VHS rental: 7 November 2001
DVD retail: 31 August 2005 - Special edition

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