Spice World: The Movie Review

The film follows the Spice Girls and their entourage, on their way to play the Albert Hall.

by Ian Nathan |
Published on
Release Date:

01 Jan 1997

Running Time:

93 minutes



Original Title:

Spice World: The Movie

Attempting to embellish the Spice Girls with the lightly fantastical-cum-satirical Beatles-movie vibe, Bob Spiers manages only to lamely reiterate that the only phenomena hereabouts is one of packaging. Take off the wrappings and allow the girls to "express" and the fabric breaks down.

It's a flappy, silly, film based around the girls' attempts to be themselves against the tide of popularity and a forthcoming Albert Hall gig. Drop-in cameos and British actorly support (Richard E Grant, Claire Rushbrook) ham for all their worth, but the overwhelming sensation is the curiously asexual, ordinariness of the central quintet. Where you expected irritating, smug or excitable, the shock here is sheer dullness.

Couple that with a truly derisory (can you call it acting) performance from Victoria Beckham and you have something that not only has absolutely no substance to it but also is difficult to watch.

Truly dismal outing from the Girl Power quintet, which will (for sure) be their last.
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