8:00 PM, 27th February, 2001
There are a number of great reasons to come and see Coyote Ugly. First, seeing an ensemble of gorgeous, tank-topped twenty-something bombshells strut their stuff across the bar-top of a rowdy New York drinking establishment where the customers are always entertained. Second, ummm ... give me a minute ... nope, nothing else is coming to mind. Perhaps the only thing worthwhile in Coyote Ugly is the sight of luscious babes in tight pants "shakin' their bon-bons". Personally this is not something I find terribly appealing but it's probably more the silly heterosexual girl in me than anything else??!! Anyway, I digress.
Coyote Ugly is the story of Violet Sanford (Perabo), a girl from New Jersey who dreams of being a songwriter, moves to Manhattan, meets a guy, gets a job and has a heart-rending reconciliation with her dad. Sound familiar? It should! You will have seen this plot line with different titles at least 100 times before. In a movie of this sort, it is inevitable that the song "I Will Survive" will sooner or later be performed. But in most of the other films this can take up to an hour, Coyote Ugly puts it under the opening titles, enough said. If there is one other reason to see this movie, that reason is Piper Perabo. She has good comic timing, ease and confidence on the screen. Coyote Ugly is a lightweight film but if you are a guy looking for "eye candy" (my friend used that phrase once and I have been trying to find an appropriate place to use it ever since) then you should mark this one down in your diary. Girls, Enter at your own risk.