Spork (film)

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Spork
Spork film.jpg
Directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr.
Produced by Christopher Racster
Chad Allen
Honey Labrador
Geric Frost
Written by J.B. Ghuman Jr.
Starring Savannah Stehlin
Sydney Park
Rachel G. Fox
Michael Arnold
Oana Gregory
Rodney Eastman
Beth Grant
Yeardley Smith
Keith David
Elaine Hendrix
Richard Riehle
Music by Casey James and The Staypuft Kid
Cinematography Bradley Stonesifer
Edited by Phillip Bartell
Production
company
Neca Films
Last Bastion Entertainment
Bent Film
11:11 Entertainment
Distributed by Underhill Entertainment
Release dates
  • May 20, 2011 (2011-05-20)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Spork is a 2011 musical comedy film written and directed by J.B. Ghuman Jr. and starring Savannah Stehlin, Sydney Park, Rachel G. Fox, Michael William Arnold, Oana Gregory, Beth Grant, Elaine Hendrix, Yeardley Smith, Rodney Eastman, Keith David and Richard Riehle. The screenwriter was J.B. Ghuman Jr and the production was by Christopher Racster, Chad Allen, Honey Labrador and Geric Frost.

Plot[edit]

A 14-year-old girl nicknamed "Spork" is unpopular, mistreated by her classmates, and very soft-spoken. Her next-door neighbor and best friend, known as "Tootsie Roll", is planning on entering the school Dance-Off to win $236 which she would use to visit her father in prison. During a hair-product-related dancing accident, Tootsie Roll injures her ankle and can no longer compete in the competition. Spork rises to the occasion and surprises the whole school by signing up for the Dance-Off.

Spork and Tootsie Roll listen to hip-hop songs from the early 1990s and wear 1990s fashion, yet the antagonist, Betsy Byotch, and her friends wear 1980s garb and listening to 80s music (though they are also fans of Britney Spears). The character of Charlie is obsessed with Justin Timberlake, whose career began in the mid–1990's. There is also a mention by "Besty Beyotch" that there are pictures from a few years ago of "Loosie Goosie" circa 1998.

It is mentioned throughout the film that Spork and Charlie are obsessed with The Wizard of Oz, though Spork's love is for the 1978 film, The Wiz, and Charlie's is for the 1939 The Wizard of Oz.

Cast[edit]

Critical reception[edit]

Spork received mixed reviews from film critics. It received a score of 50% from Rotten Tomatoes.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spork (2011)". Rotten Tomatoes. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved January 27, 2014.