Fired Up

  • Directors: Will Gluck
  • Producers: Will Gluck, Matthew Gross, Paddy Cullen
  • Writers: Freedom Jones
  • Genres: Comedy
  • Actors: Sarah Roemer, Nicholas D Agosto, Eric Christian Olsen, David Walton

The movie opens with Shawn (Nicholas D’Agosto) and Nick (Eric Christian Olsen) making out with two girls, only to be chased off by the ladies’ fathers. The movie then shifts to Nick and Shawn playing a spring game and are distracted by the female cheerleaders who are not very good. Nick and Shawn go to a bonfire party where they learn about an upcoming cheer camp, which supposedly will be attended by over 300 girls. They want to go, but they have to go to football camp for two weeks that overlap with cheer camp. They decide to quit the football team and join the cheerleading squad, so they can get with the cheerleaders at camp. They seek the help of Shawn’s sister, Poppy, to get them on the squad, in exchange for Shawn’s bedroom. They show off by throwing a frisbee into a tree and throwing Poppy up to get the frisbee. Carly (Sarah Roemer), the head cheerleader, is against that idea of having the boys on the team, but after the cheerleader coach sees their “spirit”, she is forced by the other squad members to put them on the team.

They go to cheer camp and it begins as quest to get girls, but they find out that they are good at cheering, and they really care for the other squad members. Shawn begins to fall in love with Carly, but is disappointed when he finds out she is dating a guy named Rick (David Walton), who likes to call himself “Dr. Rick” because he is a freshmen pre-med student. Nick falls for Diora (Molly Sims), the cheerleader coach’s wife, and spends much time trying to get her in bed with him. Dr. Rick decides he doesn’t like Shawn being with Carly all the time, so he and his friends decide to ruin their plans and expose them as liars. He finds their bus tickets and shows them to Carly and the rest of the squad, and they get kicked off the team. He also reads some of Nick’s diary out loud, which is overheard by Diora. She tells him to meet her after the cheer competition in the field to read her more of his diary and to have sex. They go to a football team member’s party, and realize that they no longer enjoy the drunken parties of their peers. They actually enjoyed being a part of the team, and that they want to be there for the girls and try to win the cheer competition.

They manage to get back on the team, and compete in the competition against the Panthers, the best team at the competition, and 27 other teams. They worked hard, but the team didn’t have the same ability as the Panthers. At the end of their routine, Carly sees Rick kissing the captain of the Panthers, so she and Shawn decide to try the “Fountain of Troy”, said to be the most difficult and dangerous cheer move ever created. They complete it cleanly, but instead of back-fliping twice like Carly, Shawn backflips three times, and lands in a shallow pool of water. The squad believes he is seriously injured, but he gets up and finishes the move, only to fall over again. Shawn later wakes up to Carly, who explains they placed 19th. They would have placed 3rd, had it not been for the prohibited Fountain of Troy move, which they lost points for. Still, Carly is satisfied as it is ten places higher than than they were the previous year. Shawn and Carly kiss, and Rick sees them. He confronts them, and attempts to punch Shawn, but Nick steps in and takes the hit. Rick is then attacked by another cheerleader and finally leaves. Later that night, Nick meets Diora in the field. As the two are preparing to have sex, Diora’s husband pulls up in his golf cart and almost catches them. The movie ends with Nick having to cheer in the nude in front of him.

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