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Bob Spiers director of TV's Absolutely Fabulous directed this feature-film debut of the five Spice Girls -- Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Ginger Spice, and Baby Spice -- as the quintet challenges the London pop scene during five days before their first live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photojournalists follow as they travel from press conferences to practice sessions to photo ops, passing London landmarks in the comfort of their cavernous Spicebus and emerging in a musical cascade of ...
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Overview

Bob Spiers director of TV's Absolutely Fabulous directed this feature-film debut of the five Spice Girls -- Posh Spice, Sporty Spice, Scary Spice, Ginger Spice, and Baby Spice -- as the quintet challenges the London pop scene during five days before their first live performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Photojournalists follow as they travel from press conferences to practice sessions to photo ops, passing London landmarks in the comfort of their cavernous Spicebus and emerging in a musical cascade of color, trendy clothes, and blinding flashbulbs. Shot in 43 days, the film features cameos by everyone from Elton John and Elvis Costello, to Stephen Fry and Bob Hoskins.
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Goldberg
In the late '90s, the Spice Girls not only became an international pop sensation, but they decided to star in their own movie like the Beatles before them. Even though Spiceworld: The Movie lacks a coherent plot and structure, it is still an energetic and mildly amusing parody of fame, fortune, and the music industry. Since Posh and Co. don't take their celluloid fantasy seriously, the film quickly assumes a playful, tongue-in-cheek manner. The comedy works best when the group pokes fun at their popularity and takes on a self-deprecating tone. The girls are completely aware of the fact that they are not trained thespians, so they cleverly surround themselves with talent both on camera and off. In addition to the countless celebrity cameos, seasoned comedy director Bob Spiers (Absolutely Fabulous) keeps the film moving at a breakneck pace. He refers to Spiceworld: The Movie as an homage to A Hard Day's Night, but the effort is not nearly as successful. Unlike John, Ringo, George, and Paul, the Spice Girls don't have distinct personalities and it becomes hard to identify with any of them. Furthermore, the films of the Beatles featured classic and enduring songs, whereas the music of the Spice Girls has not survived in the millennium. Despite these flaws, most audiences will find something to enjoy in this harmless musical comedy that aims to please.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1998
  • UPC: 043396017702
  • Original Release: 1998
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Language: English, Español, Français
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,594

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Melanie Brown Scary Spice
Spice Girls Themselves
Emma Bunton Baby Spice
Melanie Chisholm Sporty Spice
Geri Halliwell Ginger Spice
Victoria Adams Posh Spice
Richard E. Grant Clifford
Alan Cumming Piers
George Wendt Film Producer
Claire Rushbrook Deborah
Mark McKinney Graydon
Richard O'Brien Damien
Roger Moore Chief
Barry Humphries Kevin McMaxford
Jason Flemyng Brad
Michael Barrymore Mr. Step
Naoko Mori Nicola
Meat Loaf Dennis
Bill Paterson Brian
Jools Holland Musical Director
Stephen Fry Judge
Richard Briers Bishop
Elvis Costello
The Dream Boys
Bob Geldof
Bob Hoskins
Elton John
Jonathan Ross
Kevin Allen
Devon Anderson Jack
Simon Chandler
David Fahm
Neil Fox
Llewella Gideon
Guy Gowan
Craig Kelly Nervous Guy
Hugh Laurie
Marian McLoughlin
Kevin McNally
Neil Mullarkey
Steve O'Donnell
Steven O'Donnell
Jennifer Saunders
Simon Shepherd
Cathy Shipton
Peter Sissons
Denise Stephanson
Perdita Weekes
Dominic West
Simon Ellis
Technical Credits
Bob Spiers Director
Colin Blaymires Art Director
Kate Carin Costumes/Costume Designer
Jamie Curtis Screenwriter
Uri Fruchtman Producer
Kim Fuller Associate Producer, Screenwriter
Simon Fuller Executive Producer
Grenville Horner Production Designer
Simone Ireland Casting
Graham Johnston Makeup
Max Keene Asst. Director
Andrea MacArthur Editor
Peter Mcaleese Co-producer
Paul Newcastle Score Composer
Colin Nicolson Sound/Sound Designer
Vanessa Pereira Casting
Mark L. Rosen Producer
Priscilla Samuels Choreography
Barnaby Thompson Producer
Clive Tickner Cinematographer
David Walley Art Director
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    cool girl power movie.

    cool girl power movie.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    SPICE UP YOUR LIFE!

    Add this to your spice rack... our daughters love this very kitch film that shows how much fun you can have when you don't take yourself too seriously. Cameos by Bob Geldof, Stephen Fry, Elvis Costello, Elton John, and Bob Hoskins are highlights, but it is just wicked fun! From our 10 year old: My favorite charecter is Scary Spice. The best line of her's was about a goldfish... "This one reminds of my ex-boyfriend Steven....M-whoah!!!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    I know this was a chessy 90's film but I Loved it I love the Spice Girls I still listen to their music The movie was cute funny and apporaite for anyone who loved the SpiceGirls My favorite Spice Girl song is 2 become I Tonight is the night when 2 become 1 great movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not Oscar material, but cute

    ok people, this is a fun, light movie. Yes, the target audience was little girls, but its a cute movie. I admit, I was a spice fan back in the 90's and I still like them, even though I'm in college! This is a movie that you would watch for a laugh, or if there is nothing else to watch. It is cheesy, but the music is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you're completely witless.

    ...then you'll LOVE this movie. It's almost so ridiculous it's funny...almost. Nearly made 'Passable', but I decided against it...once I recovered my senses and put away the vodka. Stick with Blackadder and Jeeves & Wooster if you want some REAL Brit humour.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love the spice girls

    get this movie you will watch it a million time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ha Ha Ha

    No No No atleast if your over 8 this films probably wont be for you. if you are buying this for somone under 8 go ahead the acting isnt anything special the Story is typical. not the best example of Brittish film making.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SPICE GIRLS ROCK!!!

    this is the best movie ever!!! i love it to death i wish mine werent boken id wathch everyday yes i was a spice fanatic back in the day n still am!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GIRL POWER!!!

    Spice girls rock!! I love this movie! I can't believe it's on DVD!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spice Girls spice it up!

    This movie is full of hilarious moments, and I quote: ''I, Faye, have watched it over 100 times!'' It is just as great as their CD, and you absolutely must see it!

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    Posted November 27, 2009

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