GET SOME ACTION.
Three female agents (Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu) must find a kidnapped businessman, but too late do they realize that the mission is a trap. The old 1970s show that relied on silly and sexy adventures got its widescreen remake and everything is of course souped-up to the nth degree. The actresses who portray the hot and deadly agents seem to have had a great time together, but first-time director McG must have been hoping for the intense style to conceal the fact that the movie is predictable, dumb and haphazardly put together.
2000-U.S. 98 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by McG. Song: ”Independent Woman” (performed by Destiny’s Child). Cast: Cameron Diaz (Natalie Cook), Drew Barrymore (Dylan Sanders), Lucy Liu (Alex Munday), Bill Murray, Tim Curry, Matt LeBlanc… Kelly Lynch, LL Cool J, Luke Wilson, Tom Green, Melissa McCarthy. Voice of John Forsythe.
Trivia: Co-produced by Barrymore. The TV show ran from 1976-1981. The only cast member to appear in the film is Forsythe, still the voice of Charlie. Followed by Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003); rebooted as Charlie’s Angels (2019).