The Hot Chick [DVD] [2002]

When a beautiful yet snotty teen finds herself in the body of a hairy, unattractive man, she must find a way back to her old self. Such is the premise for Touchstone Pictures' The Hot Chick, starring Rob Schneider. Although the movie received mixed reviews, the DVD is worth a look. To start, the film is presented beautifully in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, complete with bright colors and rich black tones. The 5.1 Dolby Digital track is adequate, yet not superb. Sounds fall a bit flat and dialog competes with a loud soundtrack. The scene-specific audio commentary by director Tom Brady, of The Animal fame, proves to be entertaining, yet rather pedestrian and not very educational. "The Hot Chick Yearbook" contains many behind-the-scene featurettes. First off is "Becoming Jessica," a look at how Schneider became a beautiful teen girl, on the inside. Then there's the antithesis: "Becoming Clive," how a hot girl became a balding guy. "The Hot Chicks" looks at the mentality behind the creation of the film's bratty-girl clique. Stuntwork is examined in "Physical Education." Fifteen deleted scenes, including an alternate ending, are mildly worthy of view time. A gag reel would have been more enjoyable.
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Special Features

  • Deleted scenes, including an alternate ending
  • "Hot Chick Yearbook" behind-the-scenes featurette
  • Audio commentary with director Tom Brady
  • Zed music video "Starlight"
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
  • Widescreen (1.85:1), enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions
  • French-language track
  • Spanish subtitles

Synopsis

The Hot Chick
A carefree young woman wakes up to discover her greatest nightmare is a reality -- she's become trapped in the body of Rob Schneider -- in this shape-shifting comedy. Jessica (Rachel McAdams) is a beautiful teenager whose life would be the envy of any high school student -- she's head of the cheerleading squad, her boyfriend, Billy (Matthew Lawrence), is the quarterback of the football team, and she's pretty and popular enough to get nearly anyone to do what she wants. However, Jessica is soon to find out how the other half lives, in more ways than she counted upon; she shoplifts a pair of earrings from an shop specializing in African curios run by Mambuza (Angie Stone), unaware that they carry the curse of Princess Nawa. Thanks to the curse, the next morning Jessica awakes to find that her spirit has entered the body of Clive (Rob Schneider), a sweaty and hirsute small-time crook. As Jessica tries to figure out how she can return to her old body, she has to lead the cheerleading squad to victory and attend her senior prom while looking like a less-than-handsome 30-year-old man. Billy is understandably puzzled by the changes in Jessica, while her best friend, April (Anna Faris), finds her feelings about Jessica change a bit once she volunteers to be her prom date. The Hot Chick is the first theatrical feature for director Tom Brady; Brady co-wrote an earlier Schneider vehicle, The Animal, and was on the writing staff for his television series Men Behaving Badly. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Rob Schneider
    Rob Schneider - Clive
  • Anna Faris
    Anna Faris - April
  • Matthew Lawrence
    Matthew Lawrence - Billy
  • Eric Christian Olsen
    Eric Christian Olsen - Jake
  • Robert Davi
    Robert Davi - Stan

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