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Spice World

The Spice Girls just want to have fun.  They romp, giggle, strut their stuff, perform, and sing.  A great deal like A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles' first film effort in 1964.  The other characters, who provide a very thin story, drain the enjoyment of watching and listening to the five girls.

Just in case history repeats and this British group grows in reputation and skill, they are: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geraldine Halliwell, and Victoria Adams.

The music is exciting and entertaining on the large screen and the young women act relaxed as teenagers in this ideal loose atmosphere.

Bob Hoskins appears in one dream sequence as a Spice Girl who changes form when she enters a telephone booth.  The Dream Boys provide a little male sexuality, but the starts of The Full Monty would have fit better.  Elvis Costello, Elton John, and Meat Loaf also make appearances.

The scenes in London, particularly at the Tower Bridge and Royal Albert Hall, are as enjoyable as the musical performances of the Spice Girls.  Their fans should be satisfied.

Spice World


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