Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly
  • PG-13
  • 1h 41m
  • 2000
Rotten23%
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With an unbeatable cast of hot stars including Piper Perabo and Maria Bello, this sexy comedy is even more intoxicating. Moving to New York to pursue her dreams of becoming a famous songwriter, Violet Sanford (Perabo) finds herself desperate and broke. Ironically, the shy, innocent Violet lands a job as a barmaid at the hottest nightclub in town: Coyote Ugly. Overflowing with attitude, the Coyotes spend more time on top of the bar than behind it, tantalizing the standing-room-only crowd with their outrageous antics!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten23%
Critics Consensus: Coyote Ugly has an enthusiastically trashy energy and undeniable aesthetic appeal, but it's nowhere near enough to make up for the film's shallow, unimaginative story.
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Globe and Mail
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June 17, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
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January 30, 2018
Mr. Showbiz
Kevin Maynard
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The father-daughter subplot packs all the emotional heft of Madonna's Papa Don't Preach video.

January 30, 2018
Boston Globe
Jay Carr
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Its view of women as objectified but unavailable sex toys is so retrograde it would be maddening i...

January 30, 2018
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sexist, shallow movie about bar has sex, lots of drinking.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Coyote Ugly is a 2000 movie in which Piper Perabo plays a struggling songwriter in New York City who finds work as a bartender in a raucous dive bar. There's one sex scene between the male and female lead in which breasts are shown, and female buttocks are covered only by a thong. Violet does something of a striptease for her beau, ostensibly to make him nervous. There are a number of jokes about the girls' sexual availability but no evidence that they engage in casual sex. Occasional sex-themed insinuations and one-liners are heard. Infrequent profanity includes "d--k," "bitch," "hell," and "ass." Drinking, even drinking to excess, is handled lightheartedly, and drinking hard liquor is considered a sign of strength. Bar fights are shown, with punches and broken bottles. Gratuitous product placement occurs in some scenes: characters shown eating from clearly marked fast-food packages, and dialogue that directly mentions products.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date:August 4, 2000
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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