Yeah, she can play baseball really well but she can't act at all. Someone else commented that there were long pauses left in for laughing. Linklater allows his young cast members to bejust as crass, cruel and feisty as you would expect from a group of 10to 12-year olds in this modern era. Movie Star Rating : 7. Movie Star Rating : 6. First of a trilogy of films takes an unflinching look at the underbelly of little league baseball in Southern California. I would strongly recommend this movie to anyone wanting a good laugh and who is tired of all those gory horror or predictable drama movies.
A grizzled little league coach tries to turn his team of misfits into champs. Justgo and watch the original - you won't regret it. The result is three cool, fun and surprising scores. As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus. Thewhole enterprise becomes a dreary exercise in upping the ante:Matthau's Buttermaker was a pool cleaner; Thornton's Buttermaker is arat-exterminator.
Buttermaker Goes Corrupt 0:35 18. I think the kid from Bad Santa also has a role as does Greg Kinnear who plays a competitive coach. He's never written anything better, nor have most of the rest of us. Around Them Bases 1:11 9. I saw this at the dollar theater and felt like I should ask for my money back. Every time they changed Lancaster's original script theydid so without tact and screwed up the rhythm of the piece See the original. It is an unnecessary plot device, possibly added only becausethe always classy Thornton had some good 'kid in wheelchair' jokes thathe was just itching to use, and adds a touch of surrealism to a moviethat should be imminently grounded in realism.
Brimming with confidence, the Bears look to sweep into the championship game and avenge an earlier loss to their nemesis, the Yankees. For every new ingredient added a kid in a wheelchair, Hooters waitresses on the sidelines, a skateband interlude , there's a classic sequence dropped, funny lines omitted, a bracing sense of importance missing, and uncharismatic, non-plussed child actors who walk through their roles colorlessly. They feel that, by placing their unique stamp on the new film, they cansatisfy unanswered questions, plot points, etc, while maintaining thebasic dignity and character of the original. Suddenly, they get help with a girl pitcher and aguy who's a rebel. The misfits story has been done a lot since the original has been released. The original was a structurally flawlesspiece of work and their version was horrendous and stupid.
The other big bonus of this film is the enjoyment of watching Billy Bobwork. Movie Star Rating : 6. I'm a fan of Billy Bob - but he ain't no Walter Matthau. They also kept reusing jokes throughout the entire film so it became tiresome to see the same thing being used over and over again. Sure, there are a few good one liners 3 maximum , but not nearly enough to hold the movie together or make it enjoyable for that matter.
A few families walked out after the first few minutes that contained some language not appropriate for their young children. I loved 'School Of Rock' and went to see it because Richard Linklater directed it, but it looks like it was shot in a day and the acting from the kids is horrible. They won't let memake my comment unless I have 10 lines of text - but I have nothingelse to say. Blah, boring, dull, vapid, banal, ho hum. I honestly can't recall ever seeing a worse movie than this. Billy Bob is no Walter Matthau and this tepid remake of the 70's semi-classic comedy with the terrific Tatum O'Neal is also not nearly as good as the original in any way. Bad News for the Athletics 1:31 8.
I am a Billy Bob Thorton fan and I thought he played the part well and was exactly the guy for the role. If you have not seen the original movie then this might not be a complete waste of your time. When filmmakers get the idea to remake a classic movie, often it'sbecause he or she feels that something was missing from the original. It had an original story and a lot of funny and interesting characters. The child actors in the movie are great and make the picture enjoyable to watch.
They start getting better in the beginning. No good film will ever be made without it. The whole film has an improved feel to it, almost like there was no script whatsoever. Don't expect a 'Little Giants' here, with a lot of grosssentimentality. I love watching the kids learn the sport by killing insects since Buttermaker is an exterminator and they sponsored by a strip club.
And Matthau was never ascene-stealer; Tatum O'Neal shone just as brightly as he did. Billy Bob is great in these roles as the 'sexy sleazoid' who justmanages to skim the surface of life. Most, if not all, of the politically incorrect humor from the first version has been eliminated in an apparent effort to not offend. The cast isn't very good. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach played by Hugh Jackman , Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.