D: Bob Spiers
Polygram/Icon/Fragile (Uri Fruchtman & Barnaby
W: Kim Fuller & Jamie Curtis
DP: Clive Tickner
Ed: Andrea MacArthur
Mus: Paul Hardcastle; The Spice Girls
The Spice Girls: (Victoria Adams (Posh Spice), Melanie
Brown (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sport Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)); Richard E. Grant (Clifford), Claire Rushbrook (Deborah), Roger Moore (The
The Spice Girls first burst into the UK music scene in
1996 with their debut single "Wannabe". The all-girl quintet, put together by pop guru Simon Fuller, appealing mostly to teenage girls became a pop phenomenon, selling albums by the truckload
and headlining sellout concerts in the biggest venues.
However, they are not actresses, and with this travesty on
their résumés, it's incredibly unlikely that they ever will be.
This is a film for fans of the girl band only, it's
written by the sister of the band's manager (a blatant exercise in nepotism) whilst the poor excuse for a story sees the band touring Britain in a double decker bus, singing for their fans
and having the occasional cameo appearance by some of England's famous faces and pantomime luvvies, who were clearly only doing it for the money.
The soundtrack may have helped the girls dominate the pop
charts for another year but the film is a complete embarrassment. 'For fans only' even feels like a misleading recommendation.