PHYSICAL MEDIA REVIEW
MAY. 18. 2021.
DVD REVIEW: 'Send It!' (2021) [Lionsgate]
Send It! is not typically the type of film I seek out, but I decided to give this one a chance in hopes that maybe there might be some unintentional comedic gold hidden within. In some ways I was correct. Something to note that the film truly wants you to know is that 2Chainz has a performance in the film (oh yes he does!), and during the first half hour we are given a 2Chainz reference every other scene leading up to an entirely unnecessary one song performance by the man himself.
The film feels like a Nickelodeon original with a more adult theme spread throughout, bringing back the nostalgia of the late 90s/early 00s. The acting leaves a lot to be desired, but it's certainly not the worst… we could have received so much worse.
With Kevin Quinn as our lead, his character Billy is channeling pure High School Musical Zac Efron energy, and he's far and large the best aspect of the film. He seems to be the only actor in the film that understands what kind of film he's in, and he draws the line between serious and cheese. Every other actor in the film is a take it or leave it situation, but none of them make me roll my eyes more than another.
Beyond the low budget romance story, we are given a kite boarding movie that makes the subject matter incredibly dull to watch. You can skip past every part of the championship and just watch the romance play out because from start to finish, the movie is obvious.
If this film comes to a readily available streaming service and you need a nostalgia hit with an R-rating, go ahead and give this one a try. Send It! however is not a film on its own that is worth the rental or purchase fee, and the absence of any special features is yet another strike against it.