Released on March 30, 2007, Blades of Glory from Dreamworks is a sports comedy directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck and Produced by Ben Stiller.Will Ferrell and Jon Heder are the lead “pair”, who exploit a loophole to do their act in this movie – which is to “Kick some Ice”.
So, welcome to the world of competitive figure skating – and all its passion and power generated by an unlikely pair who aim to steal the trophy, beating the odds. Two men skating together — Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) – become the first male pair in the history of figure skating!
As aintitcool.com states, ‘figure skating for the first time ever is finally watchable. Also, hilarious.
Blades of Glory is about two rival figure skaters (Ferrell and Heder) who after a fight with each other in front of 30,000 fans, have their gold medals stripped from them and are banned from competitive skating for a lifetime.’
Three years down the line, one is many pounds heavier while the other is still girlish, but still not “hot”. Both agree to put aside their differences as well as their similarities – they’re both men! –and exploit a loophole (created exclusively for the movie) that would allow them to compete in the pairs figure skating category.
This category is, of course, usually reserved for opposite-sex couples and this duo must go face-to-face with fierce competition from rivals far more experienced at the art, such as Stranz (Will Arnett) and Fairchild (Amy Poehler), the unrelentingly competitive reigning champion pair.
‘Amy Poehler and Will Arnett (as evil brother and sister figure skaters) manage to steal almost every scene they’re in. There are some really great moments including a hilarious ice skate chase and some very funny ice routines (that i won’t spoil). The ice skating was never boring. And the costumes are as funny as the people wearing them, especially the outfits given to Poehler and Arnett. Also, Jenna Fischer has never ever looked as hot as this. Purr-Rawrr.’
This very funny movie was shot in both Los Angeles, California and Montreal, Quebec (Canada).