Sucker Punch - a movie with girls, leather, guns and robots

With another hit movie about to hit American movie screens in the next few days - Vanessa Hudgens must be the luckiest girl in Hollywood. After the success of High School Musical and her squeeze Zac Efron, she has reinvented herself for an older audience and is about to appear in one of the most anticipated films to be screened. What would Robert Rodriguez make of this? "Sucker Punch" is a film, described by Director Zack Snyder (who made "Watchmen") as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" (!) And it is bound to be a big hit, since it sports women in leather gear, lots of machine guns, dragons, and gigantic fantastic "transformer-like" robots. Yup, it's a typical guy kind of movie, featuring lots of women shooting things! Wasn't it Godard who said - to make a good movie - all you need is a woman and a gun...he didn't say anything about bondage, swords and automatic weapons a-gogo! It looks like Snyder is updating the formula, and judging from the Movie Trailer below - he wants to make us drool to.

Vanessa Hudgens - a new screen heroine

High Screen Shoot-ical - Vanessa poses with her favorite toy!
High Screen Shoot-ical - Vanessa poses with her favorite toy!

The last time someone attempted a film like this - the result was Barb Wire, with Pamela Anderson. So films like this ought to be pretty thin and shallow, with major emphasis on scantily clad women and lots of guns blazing, right? Actually, no. This film has much more to it, and also - these girls can all act. The plot here is somewhat different and works as follows:

You got this hot chick in the 1950s who is in a mental asylum, result of an evil step dad and she can't escape this imaginary world she inhabits unless she completes some pretty impossible task within 5 days or she will be lobotomized - a major bad event - and she has to avoid some evil dude - a major-domo creep type of guy. There are other women in this world, and they are all packing, in more ways than one! Things get very weird and awesome pretty quick and pretty soon, you got your dragons, giant robots, sword fights, machine guns, weapons all over the damn place, clever special effects and animation, and hot women dressed like hoes, all vying for your attention. Have I got your attention? (See the pictures below to see what this Cheeky Girl is talking about.) Pretty soon, the testosterone will be bouncing off the walls, and hopefully you will be very impressed, just like you were when you saw the previous Zack Snyder flick "Watchmen", a a big-budget ground-breaking fantasy sci-fi classic, based on the Alan Grant scripted story comic drawn by Dave Gibbons. Snyder seems to know a good thing when he sees it, and he is visiting a genre of film that is hard to perfect. But if he pulls this off, he will be up there with Spielberg and Lucas and Cameron in that Hall of Film Making Greatness.

"Okay, have I got everything, purse, make-up, handgun, mace, attitude?..."
"Okay, have I got everything, purse, make-up, handgun, mace, attitude?..."

The film stars Vanessa Hudgens as "Blondie" who is another girl who is trying to escape from the crazy asylum, a total new look for her. Yes, than semi-automatic is just so you, Vanessa. Also here is Emily Browning as "Baby Doll" one of the main heroes here and who obviously has a great future in films, thanks to this. Also present is Jamie Chung as "Amber", another "lil' cracker" (as TattoGuy likes to say in these Hub Pages), Jena Malone who plays "Rocket", (three guesses what her specialty is...), and Abbie Cornish as "Sweetpea". Basically they are all your typical girl next door sweeties who...aw, who am I kidding, they are all babes who are Alpha Female kick-ass Girl Truckers who pack more equipment than the A-Team. The A-Team don't carry handbags, okay?

Zack Snyder, this is a name that people will remember from the feature film "300", a pretty dazzling looking film shot entirely in a studio but with inserted animated backdrops and art work and production effects that make it really stylized. Snyder is a guy who knows all about how a film ought to look. So when it came to developing the Watchmen comic into a big screen flick, he really had his work cut out for him. But what we all saw was a film dripping in Quality and oozing great effects, and profound statements on many levels. Washed out superheroes don't come any better than Watchmen, so that is why the eye in on Snyder once again. If Sucker Punch turns out to be a case of third-time lucky, Snyder will be a Hollywood Immortal.

Racy costumes and girly action all the way
Racy costumes and girly action all the way

Abbie Cornish as "Sweetpea"

Almost too hot to handle, so she ought to great in "Sucker Punch"! Abbie Cornish dons the leather.
Almost too hot to handle, so she ought to great in "Sucker Punch"! Abbie Cornish dons the leather.

Trailer of "Sucker Punch"

Five leather clad chicks do battle in an incredible fantasy world full of giant robots and danger
Five leather clad chicks do battle in an incredible fantasy world full of giant robots and danger

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film critic 6 years ago

Nice Hub! I am going to write down that formula for success - Girls and guns! With 300, apparently guys in underwear and swords does pretty good as well.

Just remember - Watchmen already was the third. He made the remake of Dawn of the Dead, which was a commercial success, liked by critics, and launched a few actors careers. Dawn of the Dead got him the budget for 300.

Thumbs up for the Hub.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey! Hello film critic! Yes Jean Luc Godard wrote that formula, he is a legendary french film director. I read this is a book on screen writing! (Shows off moi meager film knowledge here) You have done a great service mentioning the Dawn of the Dead film. I saw this and forgot he made this film. I should be spanked for that.

I am looking forward to the films this summer! Cheers, film critic. Hope life is okay with you! : )


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota

I really enjoyed your hub preparing us for this new movie. Sounds fun, dark, psychological thriller and pretty people. Rated up and useful.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Shucks, Minnetonka Twin, I am chuffed by this warm comment. Well, Zack Snyder never disappoints his audience. Yes, it will be all of these things and hopefully more. Just the kind of escapist fantasy people like after a hard days work in the coal mines. Heh! Cheers!


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Astra Nomik 6 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Cassy, you do realise this isn't due out for a while yet. That said, I love the pictures, and your mad cap descriptions. Any film with women in leather gets my vote. They really look cool. OXOXO


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Cathy, yes but I believe in getting the message out, if ya get moi drift. Hey, you like that? Yes, chicks in leather - sounds very "us"! Hehehehe! XOXOXOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Lovin Babydoll and Sweetpea, tis deff the Movie for me. Likin the new avatar as well, enjoy yer weekend girls, the Art is still busy backlinking ; ) xoxo

Ps - the trailer looks hot as hell !


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello TattoGuy! Are you talking about the girls in the movie, or us 2? Lol! We are in the middle of a possible re-naming process here, seeing who gets to be Babydoll! Heh! I'm glad you like the new avatar! A girl likes a little change from time to time after all. Yes, the "Sucker Punch" trailer rocks! I don't want to wait too long till it comes out in the cinemas here. Take care and have fun with the backlinking, moi friend. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs from us!

XOXOXOX


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Hugs back Babydoll, and make sure ya pass a hug to Sweetpea as well lol ; ) xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hehehe! I am smiling like crazy now, Art! Aw! That's sweet! I like that! *gives you a big hug* Yes, I will tell her right now! She is now officially "Sweetpea" Glad that's sorted! Lol! Happy linking!

XOXOXOX


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

I love these kinds of movies. Thank you for the review!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello HappyHer: hopefully you will have a heap of fun when the film comes out. I hear great things about this film almost every day. Glad you popped by! Have a great weekend! I checked your websites, by the way. Nice!


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Well attractive young women in leather is always a good drawing card in my book. I just wanted to come by and say hi Cheeky Girl. I love your new pic or avatar or whatever you want to call it. Hope you are doin great !


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello tony0724: Oooh, you like young women in leather, haw? Well, well! Heh! Glad you like the new avatar, yes, I like a change every now and then! It's a sketch of me that was turned into a painting and I was given it. I had a slightly naughty look in my face when it was done. Plus I put in on my website too. Thanks for noticing, tony. You always seem to be implacably placed in that same seat in your avatar pic, but you won't get complaints from me, promise! And yes I am doing okay, thanks. I hope you are well too! X


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Cheeky, I love your new avatar, classy! The movie Sucker Punch with girls, leather, guns and robots does sound exciting and what a break from VH's movies of the past this will def be a break out movie! Thanks for the heads up. :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Katie! It's always good to see you here, my friend. I am sooooo glad you like moi new avatar pic! Yes, I am itching to see this. I can never get enough leather-clad gun-totin', robo-rocking chick films! : )

Yes, I am hoping it will be a breakout film. Break out the champagne for Mr Snyder more like. Heh! Have a nice weekend! Cheers!


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Snapa 6 years ago from Belize

Thanks Cheeky girl, I wonder how long it will take to get to Belize, we only have one theatre inna the whole country! I look forward to seeing the pirated version. Which is basically what we get here, too bad eh? Hot chiks an guns will always be a winner with me.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello, Snapa: what an interesting comment. From Belize and there is only one cinema in the country. I will have to read more on that, it sounds very intriguing. I am very glad to have fans from Belize! Thankyou!

On the cinema thing. The Video distributors must have a field day with that. Yes, hot chicks and guns - trouble on screen, and great off the screen too! Heh!You should start your own cinema there! That is a real postcard from the edge right there. Cheers.


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Snapa 6 years ago from Belize

Some times they show dvds in the sports bar! Caye Caulker life means GO SLOW, so it takes ages to get anything anywhere!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Snapa, it's ice to be able to have a beer and watch a movie at the same time! I think you could make a few hub pages out of this subject, if you felt like it. Heh! Belize is famous for its music! I have seen music in the Music stores from Belize!


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Look what we got here CG, women geared up ready to fight ;) I like Baby Doll and Sweet Pea, their looks say "what you see is not what you get lol A movie so sexy and exciting. And ow, I need leather suit, guns and sword :p Thanks a lot!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Blaise: yes, it's cat war! Heh! I like the "what you see is not what you get" line. You in a leather cat suit - h'mm! Interesting! LOL! Heh! I am soooo cheeky today! That sounds good to me! : P


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sabrebIade 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

I think this is gonna be awesome!

Great write up!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello sabreblade! Oh, I hope it will be a blast! The reviews are great so far! What am I saying! I just did a write up! Thanks for the comments as always! Cheers! : )


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Alisha2010 6 years ago from Irvine, CA

Waited in line at Comic-con to meet the cast, unfortunately, never made it. :(

Looks really good though! I heard Vanessa Hudgens is starring as Mimi in a Rent production created by Sean Neil Patrick Harris in Los Angeles, CA. Looks like she is on her way to making it big!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Alisha2010: gosh you are so lucky to be able to attend the Comic-Con. Lucky you!!! LOL! Sorry they never made it, would have been cool. Vanessa is going up in the movie world. Playing Mimi should be well within her grasp. Great info, Alisha! Thanks, you're a star! Cheers!


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Cool, isn't that nice, they also look good doning it, Vanessa is half Filipina, Nice one again, I am rating it up, Maita


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Kamusta ka Maita! Yes, how'd ya guess about her being half...heh!...never mind! LOL! Yes, I X just spied another trailer of the movie this morning. Wow, Sucker Punch just looks better all the time! Thanks for the rating moi friend! I rate you up as a friend! : ) Bless you! X


James K 6 years ago

This seems so made for pedophiles :( I don't understand why they couldn't make the girls to be at least of age??? I guess maybe it's just because I have little girls of my own, but it kind of bothers me.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

I am not sure how that sense works its way into the film trailer. I should look at it again, and see, but I think it's aimed at young people, but not that young. I am not sure of its rating. Whatever TBA means. Anyone know that? I don't feel that Zack Snyder would make a film like that. He's a quality director. Someone once said that about Avatar too, but I have it on DVD. (Think half the planet has it on DVD!) And it is not anything like that. Have any other reviewers made that remark. I don't think it will be that kind of film. Snyder would not do that, I am sure.

Thanks for the comment, James.


Solitaire Jewel 6 years ago

SNyder is better than that.he makes cool films. i dont think he is some weirdo like that, even if dawn of the dead is sick, but so was the original. watchemen set the benchmark. Sucer punch will be awesome,people like him dont make mistakes. love your many different hubs, website cool too.

love,

jewel


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Jewel: thanks for the comments. I agree there, Zack Snyder is a good film maker. Watchmen is quite an amazing looking film, and the people behind the original comic approved of the way he made the film. Which means he might be open to do other films based on comics or Games, like perhaps Tombraider or whatever. It's just a supposition here on my part. (Chances are the TR films are finished now anyway) But he "interprets" the essence of a story idea very well. Which is a bit rare in the movie world. How many film versions of comics ever get it right? Okay, besides Marvel!? Heh!

I heard the Spielberg "Tintin" project is on hold for some reason. I hope that goes ahead, it's a great comic series, and very famous. The trick is to do justice to the film AND the comics at the same time. I think Sucker Punch will kick butt, Jewel. Cheers! : )


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Ladybird33 6 years ago from Georgia USA

Well, well, well, had no idea. But learning a lot. Thanks for sharing. Love your hubs!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Ladybird33! Ah, you learn something new every day! : ) Glad to share. I'd share my last block of Toblerone if I had some! Heh! Cheers, Ladybird! Love your Hubs too.


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Ha, finally, a movie that gives 'em girl power!! Woo hoo! Thanks for the review Cheeky Girl!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Beth100: Yes, a Girl Power film! Yeeehaa! Glad you approve! Cheers, moi friend! :D


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ashleyyoung 5 years ago from United States

Wonderful review! I'm a huge fan of Zack Snyder, and definitely excited for this film, too bad they moved its release to next year, it would've been a nice li'l Christmas present from Hollywood. Nevertheless, looking forward to watch this film as soon as it hits the big screen! Rawwrrrr


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Ashley! You a Zack Snyder fan too? I think ever since the news came out about him getting to direct the next Superman movie (to be written by Christopher Nolan of Batman fame) - his stock has gone up. A Christmas release would have been cool! I am annoyed at having to wait a few months for Sucker Punch now. I am looking forward to it. I think he knows what makes a great film. Glad you approve. It will be awesome! LOL! I echo that last sentiment there ya wrote! :)


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epigramman 5 years ago

....well I personally think there should be a hub movie directed by Quentin Tarrantino starring the Cheeky Girl.

You see I am quite a film buff and Quentin has always written very well for the women in his movies with total artistic respect and with an ear and an eye for what women feel, think and how they talk - and oh my god my cheeky girl here comes Joan Jett - with I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL in the background as I am writing to you (actually it's a CD featuring her greatest hits) .......talk about divine intervention - well your hubs are like greatest hits - and that's why I keep comin' back to put another coin in your virtual jukebox - 'cos I love ROCK AND ROLL - and the inimitable one and only CHEEKY GIRL!!!!!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello epigramman: I am smiling reading this! Yes, Quentin knows how to venerate women in his movies! *laughs* A film with me in it, haw? Ya really think? OMG we gotta get him on the phone right now. I just did my hair, so I'm ready! Hehehehehe! I love rock n roll too! Aw, that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are so cool! I love her rockin voice! Heh! Comparing me to Joan, well I'm happy for the rest of the day now. Even if she wears her hair straight and long, and mine is short and curly, I don't mind one bit! And she can sing...!

If I could sing, I wouldn't be working in Finance, Colin! But it's nice to dream! Who knows, maybe Simon and Cheryl and Louis might vote for me. I'd need Cathy with me of course. :D Have a great and a rockin' weekend, Colin! Cheers!


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chrissie123 5 years ago

wow I have never heard of this something new to me go cheeky girl for intriguing me =) great hub as usual!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Chrissie, it's always nice to get your comments. Yup, it will be a cool movie, great director, great cast, and a girl flick, lots of action. Heh! What's not to like? Have a great weekend, Chrissie. Cheers!


pandora charms 5 years ago

Well, really happy to read this article, I have bookmarked your website and will turn back to read your new articles.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Thank you pandora for the comments. Sucker Punch will be a great movie. Anything with robots and girls with guns has to be good! LOL! Feel free to read my other hubs. I appreciate it.


Sam 5 years ago

I wish hollywood would do more of these movies. I am soooooooo sick of man action films, I only watch women action films (True ones) like Alice in Resident Evil franchise, and Suckerpunch will kick ass! I seriously can not wait, I am a guy, and I am not just seeing it cause there sexy, I am seeing it because they are beautiful killer women who don't need guys to save them.(:


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Sam, I agree, we need more girls kicking serious butt in films, not washing the dishes and doing the darn laundry (hides the kitchen tea-cloth behind my back) LOL! Resident Evil is cool. maybe John Woo and Angelina Jolie could do a third Tombraider together, and she might produce for a change. Even the accidental heroine like Jamie Lee in True Lies (drops the "Oozie" down the stairs and it goes off wiping out a dozen bad guys) gets a laugh and my vote. Zack Snyder is a great Film maker and Sucker Punch will clean up next year. Yeah, why do we girls need guys to wipe everybody. Oh crap, just saw a wasp in the room, gotta split! :D


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Stevennix2001 5 years ago

It's a real shame that the promise this film had failed dramatically if you ask me. Although I do agree with you that "Watchmen" was a good film, I thought "300" was way over rated. Sure, it's good the first time you see it because it's new and you don't know what to expect. However, when you see it more than once, it just becomes more apparent how dreadful that film was. lol

By the way, I owe you an apology though. I actually read this hub about a few months ago, but I forgot to leave a comment in it for you. I'm deeply sorry about that, as i hope you can forgive me. Anyways, I like all the pictures and enjoyed reading this a lot. If I didn't already see the movie, then I would've definitely have seen it based purely on your hub. Anyways, thanks again for writing this, as i'll be sure to rate your hub up!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Steve, thanks for the comments! I have heard that the Sucker Punch story is not quite what was trumpeted by the makers of it. I sadly heard the same thing said - although I am still seeing it this week, as I am a Zack Snyder fan. It looked great on paper, and the spin was good! LOL!

Oh no apologies needed for the read. I do the same sometimes and forget to comment on what I read too. (Or else I am just too embarrassed!) Thanks for the positive comments, Steven. Your heart is in the right place! Cheers! :)


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

Cassy - great review..... you gave me something to think about though when you replied to film critic - you said "I should be spanked for that." ...... well come on over! LOL

LOVE - LIGHT - LAUGHTER

Neil


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Neil, you are a darling! LOL! The image in my mind right now, that is so naughty. Hehehe! Thanks for the comments on my review. The film was very enjoyable. We loved seeing it here. Have a great weekend, Neil. Hugs from me! XO


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tHErEDpILL 5 years ago from New York

based on the pictures I just saw on this hub I am going to watch this movie asap!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello tHErEDpILL: I saw this film twice, and I loved it. The ladies in the audience were many but were always outnumbered by the guys. H'mm, why is that, I wonder? Hehe! I can't wait for the Blueray now. This will be going into my Supreme Girly movie collection. LOL! Cheers!

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