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Writers Marshall Cook, Paul Henderson and Andy Dick playfully subvert lots of sports film clichés while sticking to a well-loved formula. The football scenes are beautifully shot, and it's laugh-out-loud funny. The endlessly quotable dialogue and Andy Dick's insane turn make it an instant cult classic.
Go see this movie!
And it comes so close. So many of the jokes are almost there, but like a pass that slips through the receiver's hands, they never connect. The jokes that do connect are at best mildly amusing with punchlines telegraphed yards before delivery.
The concept has a lot of promise. Psycho coach in a Division III football program that is on its last legs. Should have, could have worked. It's easy to understand why people signed on to do the movie. What is less clear is why they aren't suing to keep it under wraps.
Watch "Major League" instead. It's essentially the same movie but without the naked Dick.
If you liked that one try The Comebacks (2007) or Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach (2009). Those ones are better than this one.
Surprisingly funny...Not over the top, but offensive enough keep you laughing throughout the entire movie. Good acting and flawless direction is also an impressive part of this little movie. However, the story doesn't have anything special so that this movie can enter the category of "good" movies. Totally predictable and dr are no surprises at all. The only aspect which will keep you in this movie is the acting and some of the funny scenes in it. To conclude, this is the kind of movie which you can watch and easily forgotten. Totally avoidable...unless you are a HUGE fan of rugby/footfall or Andy Dick .
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Will Sasso and Adam Corolla had slightly amusing roles but the rest of the background MadTV actors (Mo Collins, Debra Wilson, Bryan Callen) were forgettable at best.
The male and female leads (Marshall Cook and Alison Haislip) believe it or not actually seemed realistic. Everyday people incapable of putting in a great acting performance that no one would want to see in a movie.
The only reason I actually finished watching the movie after 20 minutes was to be able to actually say I watched it completely before giving it a 1 star review.
Andy Dick and Greg Fitzsimmons shine as always but you can sorta tell they were allowed to go off-script as much as they wanted. Someone in the editing room knew exactly when to cut the scenes without letting things drag out.
I'm a little shocked the ratings here on IMDb aren't a tad higher. I really enjoyed this film and I'm not one to watch sports related films in general. In my opinion it's a laugh-a-minute riot. Juvenile? Yes, but that's what I was expecting from a comedy centered around college football.