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Putting the funk into the dunk.
Jackie Moon is the owner, promoter, coach, and star player of the Flint Michigan Tropics of the American Basketball Association (ABA). In 1976 before the ABA collapses, the National Basketball Association (NBA) plans to merge with the best teams of the ABA at the end of the season. Only the top four teams will make the move and the worst teams will fold. The Tropics are the worst team in the league and if they want to make it to the NBA, Jackie Moon must rally his team and start winning. The only problem is the fact that Jackie Moon is not really the coach and star basketball player he thinks he is. To keep his team from oblivion and leave his mark in the city, Jackie Moon must inspire his team to win fourth place in the playoffs.
Sure it has a few good laughs and i's good some pretty good performances from Ferrell and Harrelson, the film is an awkwardly-paced and easily predictable sports film. Don't get me wrong, this was an enjoyable watch. Some exciting basketball sequences are cool and a lot of things are thrown in to make it longer. The characters are all unlikeable but the way Ferrel and Harrelson perform them make them so interesting. The rest of the cast seems like they don't care at all though compared to those 2. Overall it's an okay film. I don't have much to say about it really.
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Semi on the way :-)
So exciting :)
Akin to a half-written Funny or Die sketch stretched to feature length, but there are worse things that watching genuinely funny famous people goof off.
It's not directed by Adam McKay, but it does a good job of making you think it could've been. Lots of ball jokes, given the premise, and quite a few good cameos by characters who seemed stronger than the main cast. The bear in this movie ended up killing its real life trainer. However, this was well after the film itself was pronounced dead, mind you.
Enjoyable, ridiculous, throwaway fun.
Will Ferrell adds nothing new to this movie, nothing we havent seen before in his other movies and at some point it just felt like I was watching a movie I had already seen before. I did find myself laughing at several parts of the film, but this is not a movie which I will be wanting to watch again unlike some of his past films. The high point of the film was in the scene where they were all shooting an apparently empty gun at one another. I have to admit I laughed pretty hard in that scene and in a couple more moments. Will Ferrell always manages to get a couple of laughs out of me, but this…
ELE. Everybody Love Everybody.
I think this is one of Will Ferrell's funnier flicks. Great supporting cast. The basketball scenes were hilarious. The 70's were represented well. I love that they used real ABA team names other than the Flint team. Over the top comedy, which is not for everyone.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and to freshen things up a little in my film reviews, I will be beginning with this aspect. The comedy style is for mature teenagers and adults only, because this film is set in the 1970s there are partial racist comments which may cause some of my readers some offense and for an example throughout Semi-Pro there is this really mature atmosphere, on closer inspection the comedy style hasn't got much variety apart from the following insults, mature references and what I can only describe as cheap giggles. The storyline/content well briefly this baskeball league is joining the NBA but they cannot take all of the teams and the owner Jackie…
Will Ferrell sure did make a whole bunch of non-memorable, pretty bad comedies in the late 00's, didn't he? This one is at least a bit better than Step Brothers. I loved Woody Harrelson and Andre Benjamin.
Extremely average effort from the writer of OLD SCHOOL and the director of ... well, this was his debut feature. Ferrell does everything he can to move things along and bring out as many laughs as he can, but it is just such a weak script they have to work from. Which is a shame since they had a great cast on hand, an excellent D.O.P. (so much effort has gone into the great look of this film) and the freedom of an 'R' rating. But 90% of the jokes fall flat. It's really not worth anyone's time. A major disappointment. I’m happy I didn't go to the cinemas for this.
Pretty funny flick. Not up there with some of Ferrell's funniest films, but it got some solid laughs out of me. Plus, Love Me Sexy is the BOMB!
Will is so miserably wonderful in this full of comedy film.
My favorite Ferrell movie.
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Kid
- Sherlock, Jr.
- Battleship Potemkin
- The Gold Rush
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