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Coyote Ugly (2000)



Critic Consensus: Coyote Ugly has an enthusiastically trashy energy and undeniable aesthetic appeal, but it's nowhere near enough to make up for the film's shallow, unimaginative story.

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An aspiring musician becomes one of the most famous bartenders in New York in this high-spirited comedy-drama. Small-town girl Violet Sanford (Piper Perabo) dreams of making a name for herself as a singer and songwriter, so she moves to New York City in hopes of landing her big break. Needing to support herself until stardom rolls around, she takes a job as a barmaid at a new nightspot called Coyote Ugly, where the owner Lil (Maria Bello) and the staff of attractive young women dance on the bar, flirt with the mostly male clientele, sing along with the jukebox, and goad the customers into matching them shot for shot. Soon, local media pick up on the bar's success, turning the staff into unexpected celebrities, a situation that presents its own set of problems. Coyote Ugly also stars John Goodman as Violet's straight-laced father, Adam Garcia as a customer Violet becomes involved with, and Tyra Banks, Melanie Lynskey, Bridget Moynahan, and Izabella Miko as the barmaids; action-film titan Jerry Bruckheimer produced. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Piper Perabo
as Violet Sanford
Adam Garcia
as Kevin O'Donnell
LeAnn Rimes
as Herself
John Goodman
as William Sanford
Bud Cort
as Romero
Jeremy Rowley
as William Morris Receptionist
Ellen Cleghorne
as Music Publishing Receptionist
John Fugelsang
as Richie the Bookie
Juliet Neil
as Girl on Street
Eddie Anisko
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Grant Tuskerud
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Jason Jacobs
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Patrick Yonally
as Finale Club Lead-in Band
Robert Ahlers
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Orlando Sims
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Barry Michael Duff
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
William Ritter III
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Chandra Bailey
as Finale Club Back-up Musician
Freez Luv
as Fiji Mermaid Club Bouncer
Alex Band
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Miles Mosley
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Aaron Kamin
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Vic Vanacore
as Fiji Mermaid Club Band
Greg Pitts
as Fiji Mermaid Waiter
Whitney Dylan
as Fiji Mermaid Worker
Peter Appel
as Pizza Customer
John Mondin
as Pizza Customer
Elizabeth Beckwith
as Management Office Receptionist
Diane Hudock
as Open Mic Woman
Tara MacLean
as Open Mic Singer
Eric Ritter
as Arlene's Grocery Audience Member
Thomas R. Martin
as Arlene's Grocery Audience Member
Jorgen de Mey
as Coyote Ugly Customer
Jimmy Shubert
as Coyote Ugly Drunk
Greg Ginther
as Coyote Ugly Drunk
Jeff Michalski
as Fire Marshall
Kaitlin Olson
as Bidding Customer
Jennifer Jean
as Bidding Customer
Susan Yeagley
as Bidding Customer
Jill Gettelson
as Bidding Customer
Jack McGee
as Pitcher
Paul Davis-Miller
as Sam Ash Salesman
Johnny Zander
as Roy the Busboy
Scott Russo
as Elbow Room Band Member
Rob Brewer
as Elbow Room Band Member
Steve Morris
as Elbow Room Band Member
Wade Youman
as Elbow Room Band Member
Patrick Kim
as Elbow Room Band Member
Natasha Reulet
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Sarah Jane Morris
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Jennifer Day
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Nava Plotsky
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Alicia Sorell
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Jennifer Manalo
as Girl at the Surprise Party
Nicole Ghastin
as Lyndsay Morgan
Johnny Knoxville
as College Guy
Chris Wylde
as College Guy
Mandy Amano
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Carla Alaponte
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Stephanie Hodge
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Allison Ford
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Kathy Nowrey
as Dancing Girl in Bar
Michael Bay
as Photographer
Joseph Patrick Kelly
as Coyote Ugly Bar Patron
Greg Collins
as Coyote Ugly Bar Patron
Stephen Snedden
as Customer (Fancy Drinks)
Chris Soldevilla
as Man Ordering Shots
Joe Bucaro III
as Finale Club Drunk
James T. Sale
as Finale Club Drunk
Heather Shannon Ryan
as Sorority Girl
Biljana Filipovic
as Bar Fight Girlfriend
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Critic Reviews for Coyote Ugly

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (35)

Some sort of achievement in the ongoing oeuvre of Jerry Bruckheimer, Coyote Ugly is distastefully irresistible, a product that delivers more or less what it promises.

June 18, 2012 | Full Review…

Sexist, shallow and silly. Teens+.

December 22, 2010 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It could be argued that the constant stream of self-mocking touches makes for a less manipulative experience... though it's doubtful whether anyone familiar with producer Bruckheimer's record would consider him a misunderstood satirist.

June 24, 2006 | Full Review…

I suggest a few stiff drinks and a suspension of disbelief, and this frothy little number will go down just fine.

March 10, 2003 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

A movie that's the 'follow your dream' equivalent of singing karaoke along with a DVD of Flashdance.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: C

The bar in the movie is as unlikely a place as the strip joint in Flashdance, in which dancers staged elaborate costumed acts for beer-swilling, blue-collar patrons.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coyote Ugly

One of those movies you secretly love, but don't own up to. Trashy and fun.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Coyote Ugly, brings a large group of beautiful women, and this is the charm to the picture, but this "thing" is terrible, depress anyone that like of good films and is an insult to all filmmaker and film critics. Totally cliche, the old and boring story of the small town girl going to achieve her dreams his a complete crap, what make me want never more see other American film or other made by McNally, Wendkos, Nathanson, Bruckheimer, Oman or anybody that was connected with this garbage. Without funny, a good direction or nice actings, the writers don't have a single drop of piety to his audience. Is a violent attack with scenes and more scenes of pure nonsense. Coyote Ugly, make with that the viewes leave the movies and make them want to puke. This feature-lenght, don't have at least a interesting story or a capacity to demonstrate a wish by the filmmakers of doing a nice work. A useless musical-romantic-drama-comedy, that make me lost 100 minutes. Unfortunately, the money use in this "thing" was thrown away, particularly in U.S., where the independent films struggle to have some money do achieve a few good movies. The rich producers spend his darling sweet cash in an unforgivable gibberish, as like we see in, Coyote Ugly. Terrible plot, screenplay, poor direction and weak actings, McNally's mistake, just like his movie career, is the total of a lot bad things in cinema history, and I just give half star, because I think that my review should stay in one of the first reviews and alert the reader to not lost his time with Coyote Ugly. Rotten, certain rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

An ok film, a lot of style and not a great deal of substance. It's far too predictable but kinda fun at the same time.

Dean King
Dean King

Super Reviewer

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