Blades of Glory
Blades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, and starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. The movie was released on March 29, 2007 by DreamWorks and MTV Films. It was released on DVD and HD DVD on August 7, 2007 and released on Blu-ray Disc on May 20, 2008. At the World Winter Sport Games, rival men's singles skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Ferrell), a skillful skater but raunchy sex addict, and Jimmy MacElroy (Heder), a talented, effeminate skater, tie for gold. An argument ensues, which develops into a fight on the awards podium. As a result they are stripped of their medals and banned from men's singles competition. Jimmy's competitive adoptive father, billionaire Darren MacElroy (William Fichtner), immediately disowns him and leaves him stranded on the side of the road. Three and a half years later, Jimmy is working at a winter sporting goods store and gets demoted to sorting stock after he refuses to listen to a child when she tells him her skating boot has been tied too tightly. Chazz has gained a lot of weight and is fired from a children's skating show for being in a drunken stupor on stage. Jimmy's stalker, Hector (Nick Swardson),
Release Date: March 30, 2007
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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, a comic violent image and some drug references
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There are some funny lines but the sexual content just took so much away from the film as far as family values are concerned.July 27th, 2012 · Details1 Thank ·
This is a really vulgar, nasty movie. Not very funny and all the jokes are very inappropriate. Disappointing to see Heder(Napolean Dynamite) in a dirty film like this.July 19th, 2014 · Details
In "Blades of Glory," comic actors Will Ferrell and Jon Heder play rival ice skaters who must learn to work as a team if they're going to compete again. Ironically, the film gets better and funnier once Ferrell and Heder begin to work as a team onscreen.
While this hit-and-miss sports comedy is not nearly as funny as either of Ferrell's hits "Anchorman" or "Talladega Nights," it does feature a few guilty laughs throughout and a couple of really big laughs toward the end. (And this is one of the few instances where the film's funniest parts aren't featured in the trailers or TV ads.)
Ferrell and Heder star, respectively, as Chazz Michael Michaels and Jimmy MacElroy. Both have been banned from men's singles competition after their public feuding turns ugly. Without competitive skating, the two men have hit the skids. Chazz is drunkenly stumbling through a touring ice-skating show for kids, while Jimmy is renting skates to children.
But it turns out there's a loophole in their sport's bylaws the two can still compete in the pairs division, and Jimmy's demanding former coach (Craig T. Nelson) wants them to skate together.
Heder's still playing the same, one-note doofus he's become known for, but at least co-directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck are smart enough to have him play straight man to Ferrell, who's as goofy as ever.
The film also boasts a very good supporting cast. In addition to Nelson, Jenna Fischer (from TV's "The Office") plays a potential love interest for Jimmy, and Will Arnett and Amy Poehler are a brother-sister skating team, with Nick Swardson is an obsessed fan.
And of note to ice skating fans are cameos by athletes Scott Hamilton, Brian Boitano, Dorothy Hamill, Nancy Kerrigan, Peggy Fleming and Sasha Cohen (not to be confused with actor Sacha Baron Cohen, of "Borat" fame).
"Blades of Glory" is rated PG-13 for crude sexual humor (gags and references), comic violence (brawling and assorted mayhem), brief sexual contact (groping), drug references (as well as hypodermic needle use), scattered profanity, and some brief gore (done for laughs). Running time: 87 minutes.
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