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Bad News Bears (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 22 July 2005 (USA)
A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

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Morris Buttermaker, an alcoholic pest removal worker and former professional baseball player (for a very short time), is recruited to coach and train a failing baseball team of 12-year-olds which is about to be thrown out of the league. Written by Anonymous

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Baseball has rules. Meet the exceptions. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for rude behavior, language throughout, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,382,472 (USA) (24 July 2005)

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$32,868,349 (USA)
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In the middle of the championship game when Billy Bob yells at the team in the dugout his watch reads 10:48 when he starts yelling while at the end of the yelling it reads 11:45. See more »

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Tanner Boyle: [hearing a man reading "Casey at the Bat"] What a fag!
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Who are they making this for?
20 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just want to know exactly who Mr. Linklater was trying to appeal to in this movie. Not only is the kids' sport genre tired, they are geared primarily for children most of the time. But with Billy Bob Thorton (who I thought was hilarious in "Bad Santa"), one would guess they are trying to bring in the older audiences.

The movie feels like it has split personalities. There is a ton of swearing and adult humor that would definitely NOT appeal to parents of younger children, but many of the jokes just weren't funny to me because they were aimed at the younger children.

The movie is not terrible, but its not good either. It is simply a forgettable movie, which is a shame because I think Richard Linklater is a great director and Billy Bob Thorton seems like a natural when it comes to comedic timing.


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