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Parents' Guide to

Fired Up

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Raging hormones rule in crude cheerleading comedy.

Movie PG-13 2009 90 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

sounds nice! for kids 12 and up!

well i haven't seen this movie some clips on youtube it looks a real good movie. 2 guys lots cheerleaders hmm sounds nice. although movie may be better for teenagers or tweens say 12 and up i never seen it but i bet its good! and its got to be funny just by seeing the actors and all i think i'll give this movie a chance defintley!
age 12+

Anyone who's parents don't mind watching a funny movie.

It is not movies that make kids do what they do, or videos games. And I am sick of everyone saying this. I am 14, and I was not influenced in anyway by this movie and to go out and act the way these guys do. I did that sht before I watched this movie. So you need to stop complaining about everything you see and chill the fk out. This was one of the FUNNIEST and greatest movies ever. And should not be rated any more/less than PG-13.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (15 ):

FIRED UP is actually a fairly clever teen comedy in spots. That's if you can get past the strong language, some amateurish acting, a first-time director (Will Gluck) who's far from sure-handed when it comes to the camera, and cheerleading routines that are clumsily shot and show little pizazz. It's a movie about acting dumb and exhibiting outrageous behavior, but it's always self-aware of its outlandishness.

D'Agosto and Olsen are consistently adorable and aware of their own ridiculousness, and they have impressive comic timing and delivery. Also appealing are supporting actors David Walton, Adhir Kalyan, and John Michael Higgins (in the requisite role of the adult buffoon). They're all obviously having fun with their over-the-top performances and the movie's broad tone. Fired Up may not be a teen classic, but it has its moments.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: February 20, 2009
  • On DVD or streaming: June 9, 2009
  • Cast: Eric Christian Olsen , Nicholas D'Agosto , Sarah Roemer
  • Director: Will Gluck
  • Inclusion Information: Female actors
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 90 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: crude and sexual content throughout, partial nudity, language and some teen partying
  • Last updated: April 5, 2023

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