Watch Out, Here Comes 'D.E.B.S.'
Ever seen a movie that goes overboard? If you have not then "D.E.B.S." is the movie for you. "D.E.B.S." goes where no movie has gone before: into a female version of Austin Powers with four hot girls in Catholic school uniforms, with big guns and glossy lipstick.
This obviously exploitative exercise of a crime-fighting movie is so cheesy, it's hard not to respect. From the first scene of the secret agents hanging from the roof of a restaurant as they do surveillance on villain Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster, "The Fast and the Furious") to the gun fighting, karate action, the movie will make you smile (if not puke).
It's obvious that most of the $4- million budget this movie had went into the girls and lip-gloss. The only problem with the film is that the plot starts as a spy thriller, but dramatically changes ending as a lesbian love story.
The movie is about a secret test inside the rigorous SAT (I always knew that the test was funny), and tells the tale of a paramilitary government agency recruiting those who score outstanding on the test. How well can you cheat, lie and fight, the film asks? When four girls get recruited into the organization, known only as D.E.B.S., the real adventure begins.
The girls, Max (Megan Goode, "Deliver us from Eva"), Janet (Jill Ritchie, "Herbie: Fully Loaded"), Dominique (Devon Acki, "2 Fast 2 Furious") and Amy (Sara Foster, "The Big Bounce"), end-up saving the planet in a thrill-and-kill spy plot.
The main defining moment is when Amy, after a stakeout of the criminal mastermind, Lucy Diamond, has a shoot-out with her, ending with Lucy asking her out instead of killing her. They fall in love and stage a kidnapping just so they can stay together.
I think that if I was a cheerleader in the world of Austin Powers, then I might fit right in with the movie. The rest of the plot is played out in the rescue of Amy from the hands of Lucy.
This is a movie that should be seen, just for the funny story and the different approach to the "secret agent" theme. Angela Robinson did a great job writing and directing this movie, in theaters March 25.
"I'm the number one fan of her work. When we met I told her I was young, willing and eager, and the rest is history," said Sky Gaven, an 18-year-old SMC student and CEO/founder of Double Star Productions, the company that put on the screening event.