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Ladybugs (1992)

 -  Comedy | Sport  -  27 March 1992 (USA)
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To climb the corporate ladder to success, a guy agrees to coach the company's all girl soccer team with the help of his secret weapon: his fiancee's son.

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Julie Benson (as Jackée)
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Matthew / Martha
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Bess
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Dave Mullen
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Glynnis Mullen
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Nancy Larimer (as LaCrystal Cooke)
Jennifer Frances Lee ...
Carmelita Chu
Vanessa Monique Rossel ...
Tina Velez
Johna Stewart-Bowden ...
Sally Anne Welfelt (as Johna Stewart)
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Penny Pester
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Coach Cannoli
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Chester Lee must take on the coaching duties of his company's employee daughters soccer team in order to impress his boss. Desperate for success, he enlists the aid of a "ringer", his fiancées son! Wackiness ensues. Written by Stewart M. Clamen <clamen@cs.cmu.edu>

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Getting respect is one big goal! See more »

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Comedy | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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27 March 1992 (USA)  »

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Futebol Só para Mulheres  »

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$14,796,494 (USA)
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In the first soccer game Matthew/Martha plays there are several full body shots of him running and kicking the ball and especially the shot of him kicking the ball into the net for a goal where you can see the face and it is obviously the stand in and not Jonathan Brandis. See more »

Quotes

[Matthew walks in dressed as Martha]
Bess: Matthew?
Matthew: Mom!
Chester: Martha!
Bess: Chester?
Chester: Bess!
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Elevate My Mind
Written by Rob Birch and Nick Hallam
Published by Fiction Songs, Inc.
Performed by The Stereo MCs (as Stereo MC'S)
Courtesy of Island Records, Ltd.
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*INTOLERABLE!*
12 October 2001 | by (Phoenix Arizona) – See all my reviews



Question: Why is such a charming movie intolerable? Answer: Because there is nothing in it you *need* to tolerate! With this movie, you *don't* have to endure scene after eye-rolling scene of toilet humor, sexual schadenfreude, and politically-correct-preaching just to get to a very few fetid laughs. By contrast, this movie is pure silly fun and it is laugh-out-loud contagious!

Rodney Dangerfield's schtick is in full-effect in this early 90's comedy-romp about a hapless Joe whose search for love (and respect) leads him on a rather crooked path. He delightfully loses his way while enlisting the likes of a self-help guru, his coworker, his boss, his girlfriend's estranged son, and even a girls' soccer team in his quest to get married.

Naysayers will nit-pick about the improbable nature of the double-identity situations or about how the team came together in the end or any number of any other situations in this flick. To them I say, "So what?" These are the same people who would pick apart a Marx Brothers film because of the "contrived" appearance of a harp for Harpo to play or on the "stupidity" of the people who believe Dr. Quackenbush (Groucho) is a real doctor! It's a COMEDY, people!

All that being said, I must say this is picture is a true gem and I couldn't end this review without mentioning my favorite "Ladybugs" quote -- Rodney Dangerfield (mustering all the humanity he can into this one line): "What's the point in being the best, if it only brings out your worst?"

9/10!


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