Chick Fight finally premieres on Friday! You know we love this movie and it’s time you started to find out why. Here’s our spoiler-free review of the film. Put on your pads and let’s hit like a girl!
Here we go!
The truth is that there are very few drawbacks to this movie. Malin Akerman, as producer and leading lady, manages to convey that feeling of sisterhood that the film seeks from second one.
The protagonist, Anna, has no luck in life and is having a really bad time. It’s then when her best friend Charleen (an excellent Dulcé Sloan) shows Anna her particular therapy – and that of many other women – to overcome the day to day: a fight club. Anna is intimately connected to the place and, although reluctantly, becomes part of it. Her challenge to the best fighter in the club, Olivia, and all her friends, will be the beginning of a new life for Anna.
Throughout the film, we discover that not everything is what it seems and that Charleen kept a great secret from Anna that has to do with her mother and that fight club. This somehow makes Anna feel like she has a duty to fit into that place and she doesn’t stop fighting to do so but, in the end, she realizes that she found herself and her true path in life. She found her voice.
Anna’s life was not being solved by going to that fight club and by training hard to fight against Olivia and her friends, but she begins to not be afraid of life and its setbacks and to dare to do things that before she only dreamed of. And when the world gets hard, she just has to fix her shit with one of the girls at the club and she’s ready to face the next day.
It is true that Anna, at a turning point in history, comes to give up, to throw in the towel … but she gets up again and conquers her dreams, in all aspects of life. She gets up after falling and struggles to have a full life, getting everything she wants from it. And it is a reflection of life itself. What do we do in life if not fall and get back up? And you never have to lose your strength for it. Anna never loses it.
That is why, when it comes time to make a decision that has the potential to change everything, she stands firm and gives everything she has for that club and for the women that are part of it. Because they all need it. That is their therapy, it is a place to be themselves and fix all their shit, let out the pressures that the world and their lives subject them to.
Anna supports the women who make up the club, who are the club, and later, they support her. Even Olivia respects and appreciates Anna in her own way. We see women supporting women which is sadly rare, both in our television and in our movies and we need more of this!
That is the central theme of the film, sisterhood, the strength we have as a collective and the ability to find our own voice, to find ourselves without anything else matters. That is why this movie should be seen by all of us, because it teaches us enormously valuable life lessons.
The only downside to the film is that I don’t quite like the role of Olivia at the beginning of the film, it is too explicit (sexually speaking) and I don’t think it was necessary or that it ended up fitting in with the spirit of the movie. But we’ll talk more about this in our review on Saturday.
In any case, it is a small detail, just a tiny speck of dust, which doesn’t detract at all from the message or the story that this film conveys. It’s totally worth it. It’s a complete yes.
That’s all for now, I hope I have conveyed to you how great this movie is, stay tuned for our review on Saturday!