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Friday, February 29, 2008


Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) makes a bunch of money with a hit single, "Love me Sexy," and with that money buys the American Basketball Association team, The Flint Tropics. Now the ABA is being shut down, and only the top four ABA teams can join the NBA, so his basketball team is forced to learn to play basketball.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett, Andy Richter, David Koechner, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh, Jackie Earle Haley, (with appearances by a smattering of SNL and Daily Show regulars).

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketProceed with Caution. Is Will Ferrell's thing getting tired? Or is this movie just less clever than the rest?

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: There is one really funny line. (After you've seen it, I'll tell you which it was.) The second best joke is the wardrobe, but if you've seen one, "Hey, didn't we wear funny clothes in the 70s?"- joke, you've seen 'em all.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: If you're a feminist, you might cry at the constant reminder of how degrading the 70s were to women... Especially when you think about how little progress some men have made.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: MTV will nominate it a bunch. But it actually has a good chance in the Best Fight category. If the rest of the movie had been at the level of the fight, they might've been on to something.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Will Ferrell's high-pitched, freaked-out rants are starting to blend together for me. He's got a lot of talent (obviously), and I would even go so far as to say that he will go down in history as the comedic voice of this era (and I mean on a Charlie Chaplin level)... but this particular character was a real jive turkey.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: Kent Alterman's directing is probably the most graceful element of the movie. I noticed that I was often watching from exactly the angle I wanted to see, for exactly the amount of time I wanted to see. And the best part is he doesn't show any close-ups of the vomiting-- which is thoughtful. He wasn't quite so considerate with the extreme close-ups of Will Ferrell's inner crotch, in all too revealing 70s basketball shorts.

Q: How is the script?

A: I'm not sure this movie had one.

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