Blades of Glory: Comedy on Thin Ice

Blades of Glory is all about male figure skaters. No, it's not as lame as it sounds. Read on... I had put off watching this movie for quite a while. On my flight to HK, this was available and I watched it. Though the movie is only about 90 minutes, I had to watch it in two parts -- the first half on my flight to Hong Kong and the second half on my way back. The movie is rather funny and my wife kept wondering why I was laughing so much.

The movie revolves around two world class ice skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrel) aka as the Lone Wolf and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite fame). It's hard, even for the judges, to decide who amongst them is better. At one tournament, the two get into a fight and are banned from competing in the men's singles group. This is too much of a shock and they are reduced to nothing. Chazz, the more masculine of the two, is entertaining kids and Jimmy tries his hand at menial skating related jobs.

Jimmy learns of a loophole in the ban and contacts his coach to find a partner. This search leads him to Chazz! The two of them, after ironing out their differences, become friends and go on to compete in the world series. Their coach also insists that they should master the infamous Iron Lotus to win the tourney. The Waldenbergs, the current favorites, try various ways to bring the male-male pair down.
All the actors have performed really well and you can spot quite a few real-life skaters in the movie.

Watch it! Don't miss the Iron Lotus ;)

I give it a 3.5/5.



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