Somebody please put us on the next plane to America! Destination New York, and
first priority, a visit to 'Coyote Ugly'!
It has been a while since a movie with a simple story line and mostly unknown actors has been made so beautifully. This flick typifies the free-thinking, happy-go-lucky, yet ambitious, Generation X. And it does make for highly entertaining viewing. Though it might seem hedonistic, it retains the spirit and the power of youth, and the endless possibilities for the bold at heart. A little bit of everything is thrown in and the outcome is an almost perfect blend.
A talented and aspiring songwriter from a little town in America, Violet Sanford (Izabella Miko), decides to move to New York and fulfill her ambitions. She leaves behind her sweet and bumbling dad (John Goodman), and finally arrives in the city of her dreams.
The harshness of New York makes life hard for the gorgeous Violet, but not for long. Her luck changes for the better when she gets a job as a bar-girl at the happening pub in town - Coyote Ugly. With sexy and vivacious bar-girls and loads of attitude, this pub has to be the dream place for most partygoers. The job brings out the best in Violet, and things get better when she runs into Kevin and love blossoms. The two make a great couple, and their romance is witty, sensual, and yet, innocent.
Problems begin when Violet takes her job at the Coyote too seriously, and neglects her song writing. Things get worse when Kevin leaves her, and her dad hates her job. A little soul searching and encouragement from her dad and friends has Violet bouncing back, and she takes center stage at a songwriter's meet, winning laurels and Kevin back, fulfilling her dream.
This is definitely not a connoisseur's delight, but the raw talent of the cast,
refreshing narration and excellent soundtrack make the film special. The director
has captured all the tender moments perfectly. It gives you a feel of the moment,
but doesn't get too mushy. Everybody chips in, and that is what makes it a delightful
entertainer. It's definitely worth a watch!