These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
Get off the bench and get into the game.
A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard little league squads.
Silly, colorful, and almost entertaining enough to qualify as an at least above average comedy, Dennis Dugan's "The Benchwarmers" can not quite be taken seriously. It tries hard, though, and the film that pits Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Jon Heder against young and old baseball players in response to bullying has its share of charms. It just does not have enough.
Built around a three-man ball team that takes on full-sized little league teams, Dugan's comedy boasts the standard compliment of physical gags and verbal barbs expected from the Happy Madison team. The jokes are mostly silly, but a few ring smartly enough, elevating the entire affair. The cast is solid, and all of the film's awkward heroes offer…
Embarrassing comedy from producer Adam Sandler and written by Sandler acolytes Nick Swardson and Allen Covert. Terrible film gives "lowbrow" a bad name. No joke is too low or too cruel in this one. The guise is that it's all done with a good moral message. Who cares? A good game to play with this movie is "which character is the most grating?" Is it Jon Heder's nose picking paperboy who seems let's just say "special". Or is it David Spade's obnoxious video store clerk? Still there's Nick Swardson who's agoraphobia is the basis for many unfunny jokes. The film is really aggressively unfunny and tedious. This film is a career nadir for pretty much everyone involved.
The Benchwarmers does not deserve my time. That I would allow myself to be subjected to this "film" for 85 minutes is, perhaps, a sign of stupidity on my part. That I should be granting this "film" a service to which it certainly doesn't deserve - a full-length review - is a sign of my boundless generosity and merciful nature. I should be able to merely copy-and-paste my review for Nacho Libre (which debuted in theaters only a couple months after this "film") to get all my points across, and in theory, I could do just that. But there are couple reasons why I think writing a review is a warranted reaction:
1. The Benchwarmers is far too terrible to…
It's funny because a whole bunch of men get hit in the balls with varying objects, and it hurts when men get hit in the balls, and that's why it's funny.
As with everything else he's in, Jon Lovitz is the best thing about this movie by approximately 1000 miles. To paraphrase Peep Show, The Benchwarmers is like eating a vast portion of chips - comforting, but there's also this lurking sense that you're killing yourself.
Mostly worth watching to see my girlfriend nearly pass out from laughing so hard.
Yet another film I'm rating higher than it's probably worth because I watched it as an immature teen. In all seriousness, though, it's not that bad.
What I Learned:
This movie might have actually worked if Channing Tatum was the lead instead of Schneider, and had a better editor
David Spade: ★★★★★
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
My edit: ★★★½
Removing all the grotesque "humor" and almost completely cutting Schneider's unbelievable side "story" tightens this up and actually makes it kinda good
It doesn't matter how he's attached to the film, if it's Adam Sandler, it's shit. From the production company that brings you only bad movies, comes another bad movie. I'm not saying this film isn't funny, it definitely has its moments. Overall, however, it's a pile of garbage and mostly not enjoyable.
I have no excuse for sitting through this entire movie.
Exactly what I expected
I wanted to give a half star rating and I can't remember any movies I hated more than this. I really hate this movie and I don't hate many movies.
A trio of guys try and make up for missed opportunities in childhood by forming a three-player baseball team to compete against standard children baseball squads.
OK, so as far as Happy Madison productions go this is hands down one of their better movies. By no means is this a good film but there are some genuinely hilarious moments.
Loved this film as a kid. It's now slowly becoming worse and worse. Although it doesn't have enough charm or class while trying to convey its message, "The Benchwarmers" still has enough gags and laughs to be a fun, likable film.
Si quieren ver algo de buena calidad no vean esto,pero si se quieren reir entonces disfrutenlo.
Jon heder es un fracasado de los buenos en mi opinion,y adam sandler es un famoso de los malos y mientras no salga en sus producciones pero si este involucrado en la creacion: todo saldrá bien.
Me rei toda la película,sobre todo en el principio,la verdad es que no se que mas mencionar sobre este chiste prolongado.
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.