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Ladybugs (1992)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Sport | 27 March 1992 (USA)
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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Bess
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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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Rated PG-13 for sex related dialogue | See all certifications »

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Druzyna biedronek  »

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$14,796,494 (USA)
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Jonathan Brandis and Vinessa Shaw dated during the production. See more »

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At the final game, some of the "girls" on the opposing team are clearly male actors wearing long curly wigs. See more »

Quotes

Chester: My name is Chester, I'm great, I'm wonderful! Everybody likes me!
Redneck: Hey, Chester. My name's Harland, and to me you look like a giant asshole.
Chester: Well, if I'm an asshole there's a reason for it. You're contagious!
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References Psycho (1960) See more »

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Moment of Truth
Written by Kristen Vigard & D.A. Young
Published by 23rd Street Publishing, Inc. / Five Piece Set Music (administered worldwide by 23rd Street Publishing,
Inc.) and Shelley/Young Publishing
Performed by Kristen Vigard & D.A. Young
Kristen Vigard performs courtesy of Private Music
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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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