Chick Fight review by Bobby Blakey
I love any move that is bringing the fight action no matter the direction they take when handled right whether it be something darker like Fight Club or bringing the laughs like Here Comes the Boom. The latest, Chick Fight looks to put a female empowerment spin on it starring Malin Akerman, Bella Thorne, Alec Baldwin, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Connolly, Fortune Feimster, and Kevin Nash. Could this fight comedy bring the pain and laughs or will it be down for the count early on?
Chick Fight follows Anna Wyncomb who is introduced to an underground, all-female fight club in order to turn the mess of her life around and discovers she is much more personally connected to the history of the club than she could ever imagine. The trailer looked pretty entertaining, but you just never know with these kinds of movies, but am happy to say I thought it was pretty damn entertaining all around. Sure there is that predictability nature of it all, but it’s the journey that makes it fun.
This is pretty much a comedy version of Fight Club with a female twist and more family oriented connection to it all, not a family friendly film. The comedy strength here isn’t in the fighting but the exchanges between Ackerman and Sloan. Dulce Sloan steals this movie every time she steps on screen bringing the edge and laughs with her. The always funny Fortune Feimster brings the laughs too while also getting to be a glue that holds the fight club side together. Ackerman does a good job bringing the down and out character to life while allowing her to grow to be a stronger character without making it overly unbelievable in the circumstances. Bella Thorne was badass in her tough girl role and looked like she did a lot if not all the fighting herself and really kicked some ass. I was happy to see Alec Baldwin in the film more than I thought he might be and looked to be having a blast.
The most unexpected fun came from wrestling legend Kevin Nash bringing a whole different kind of performance for his usually towering presence. I not only applaud his performance, but the willingness to step outside the box for
something that isn’t normally what you expect from him. This is a pretty by the numbers comedy that delivers but doesn’t push any boundaries. Some might be disappointed that it doesn’t push the female empowerment more in a less comical way, but the message and strength of the characters is there and does what it set out to do in my opinion.
It might not be breaking down any barriers it still offers up some laughs, heart and plenty of ass kicking to entertain. Check out Chick Fight available now on Amazon Prime and digital from Quiver Distribution.