So, Undercover follows Molly Morris (Miley Cyrus), who when hired by the FBI to go undercover at a college sorority, transforms from a tough, streetwise private investigator to a refined, sophisticated university girl to help protect the daughter of a one-time Mobster. With several suspects on her list, Molly unexpectedly discovers that not everyone is who they appear to be, including herself.
Teen sensation singer/actress Miley Cyrus is obviously keen to move away from the Disney Hannah Montana image to become a fully-fledged A List movie star, but really, I think this film will probably only appeal to those hardcore Cyrus fans who care to follow her life and career on screen and in the tabloids. The film itself is one giant cliché -certainly not unique enough to break her awayfrom that pre-teen image.
There is no doubting Miley Cyrus’ screen presence. She has a vivacious energy and charm about her, bringing buckets of charisma to a rather clichéd role. She has a great sense of comedy timing, and she does get to act grown up; weilding a gun, kissing a boy and frolicking in her underwear (slightly awkward to see…)! Kelly Osbourne is dry as ever playing Molly’s college roommate,(sorry Kelly, but perhaps you are now too old to play a college girl?) and Joshua Bowman (E4 TV series Revenge) does well enough in the generic role of Molly’s love interest.
Straight-to-DVD in the US, So, Undercover gets a UK cinema release from 7th December 2012. However, with some truly incredible films releasing for the festive period,(Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Silver Linings Playbook) it is unlikely that So, Undercover will make any impact at the box office, and would probably have done better as a straight-to-DVD here too – the perfect pressie for the Miley Cyrus fans out there!
In cinemas 7th December 2012