Stars: Rob Schneider, Anna Faris, Matthew Lawrence, Eric Christian Olsen, Robert Davi
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Runtime: 104 minutes
It's no surprise that The Hot Chick is stupid; what's remarkable is the ambition of its stupidity. After a hokey, Mummy-like prologue to establish the body-switching spell cast by an ancient pair of Abyssinian earrings, the low-concept lunacy begins when those earrings are divided, eons later, between a cruel-minded high school campus queen (Rachel McAdams) and a small-time crook (Rob Schneider), who switch bodies (externally he's the hot chick, and she's the vulgar sleazeball) and must cope with the consequences of their sudden gender crisis. This tired idea may seem fresh and funny to eight-year-olds and morons, but Schneider and first-time director Tom Brady (who wrote Schneider's The Animal) fail to fulfill the potential of their ripe comedic premise. McAdams plays a guy better than Schneider plays a girl (which explains her limited screen time), and the expected jokes (mostly involving urinals and awkward prom dates) are sluggishly uninspired. In a cameo role as a dreadlocked stoner, coproducer Adam Sandler offers only brief comedic respite. --Jeff Shannon
I'll make you a deal. You just let me make another 500 bucks tonight, OK. Then, I'll give you your body back because it soooo important to you.
Waa waa I'm crying about my body... And then, you can just loan it to me every other weekend so I can pay off some gambling debts.
April, do you remember in second grade when you moved here from Arkansas? And everyone made fun of you and threw rocks at you, 'cuz you talked funny and your front two teeth were brown. I was your only friend. I gave you that locket, round your neck, when your grandmother was sick. You said, you said...
We'd be bestest friends forever.