• Publication date: September 1, 2011

An unlikely comeback from an unlikely duo Blades of Glory: Kick some ice!

Blades of Glory is about Chazz Michaels who is a disgraced male figure skater played by funnyman Will Ferrell plays, who has the skill to mesh the seemingly wimpy sport with the actor�s famous frat boy/jock personality, creating a very unusual and entertaining combination.

Blades of Glory is about Chazz Michaels who is a disgraced male figure skater played by funnyman Will Ferrell plays, who has the skill to mesh the seemingly wimpy sport with the actor�s famous frat boy/jock personality, creating a very unusual and entertaining combination.

Jon Heder plays Chazz�s antagonist, the effeminate and germophobic Jimmy MacElroy. Both Chazz and Jimmy are banned from professional ice-skating after the two break out in a fight during an awards ceremony.

For the years following the incident Chazz performed at children�s events, though after succumbing to obesity and alcoholism he was fired. Jimmy�s interim job at a sporting goods store�s footwear department was no more glamorous, especially after a brat�s complaint relegated him to the stockroom.

Fortunately, every cloud has a silver lining; in Jimmy�s case it was an obsessed fan named Hector (Nick Swardson), who stalked the former skater until finding him at work. Desperate to see Jimmy back on the ice, Hector studied the competition�s rules; while Jimmy could never participate individually, he could compete as a pair skater � and so he began searching for a female partner.

Jimmy immediately gets in touch with Robert, his former coach played by Craig T. Nelson. Coach Robert searches for a partner to no avail, as Jimmy realizes competition rules do not specify that a pair must be male and female.

With that in mind he contacts his longtime rival, Chazz, hoping that both men could revive their careers by skating together. Hungry to skate again, Chazz agrees and preparation for the event begins.

With Coach Robert�s help the duo begins training, and struggles to overcome their past differences, in addition to their individual weaknesses. Much more difficult trouble lies ahead, however, as rival skaters attempt to sabotage their comeback, eavesdropping on their practice sessions and even eventually kidnapping Chazz and Jimmy. Professional skating�s Odd Couple must cooperate not just to win, but also to survive.

The picture�s soundtrack features a fitting array of motivational and sports-themed music including tracks by Queen, Marky Mark, Aerosmith, and Foreigner. �Blades of Glory� won a Teen Choice Award and was nominated in five additional categories; it also garnered three MTV Movie Award nominations.

�Blades of Glory� is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, harsh language, comic violence, and some drug references.

Year: 2007

Runtime: 93 mins

Genre: Comedy/Sport

Starring:

Will Ferrell

Jon Heder

Will Arnett

Craig T. Nelson

Directed by: Josh Gordon and Will Speck