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Something More (1999)

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"Something More" is more than just a comedy. It's a study of relationships, real life and raw humor of Sam and his friends - a group of guys who play basketball, play poker, and play the ... See full summary »

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"Something More" is more than just a comedy. It's a study of relationships, real life and raw humor of Sam and his friends - a group of guys who play basketball, play poker, and play the field. When Sam and his buddy fall for the same woman, the teammates become competitors, putting their friendship on the line. Because in life, and in love, they play to win. Written by Anonymous

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In the dating game, everyone's looking for a better position.

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Rated R for language and some sexuality
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Film Review
18 September 1999 | by (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

It is rare that you find a gem of a movie such as this. The minimal marketing being put forth tends to squash such a film in per screen averages.

That is, due to the low levels of marketing and publicity put forth by the distributors, a great film like this one often flickers through the theatre circuit with nary a peep, ending up in the hot singles sections at the local blockbuster while typical drivel like Kissing A Fool or Titanic pull in the big box office cash, drowning the smaller productions in their wakes.

Typically it is artistic films that run small scale and get bullied on the big screen playground. While Something More still fits under the high concept umbrella, offering something for everyone to enjoy, it does it in a uniquely honest manner. Something More is about a group of insurance salesmen who each take a different path in their relationships while pursuing the championship cup and 50 cases of beer in the local church league basketball tournament.

Michael Goorjian (of Party of Five) delivers a touching performance as Sam, a guy that many of us can relate to - the nice guy. Single and lonely, Sam sets out to find the perfect woman, always trying too hard to impress them.

Between the bad dates and failed impressions, his best friend Jim (David Lovgren) has a knack for sleeping with all the women Sam is dating. He is the slick womanizer of the group who "will forget you as soon as I'm done with you."

Then there are Harry (Thomas Cavanagh), the naive clown whose new wife doesn't appreciate him, and Dan (Peter Flemming), the hapless drunk in love with the girl next door, literally. All of them ply away at making their relationships work in one way or another.

While the utilization of the basketball game as a metaphor for companionship is fairly overt in this movie, it works well to provide a complimentary parallel to the main plot line. Sam is always the first one at the gym, plugging away to do his best in the game. Jim comes in late, plays center and grabs the attention from the others, always maintaining control of the game. The coach acts as the guiding light both on and off the court. And yet it works.

In order for them guys to find harmony amongst themselves and their relationships, they have to pull together as a team if the plan to survive the game and win the prize, whether it be the four-inch tall championship cup or the stability in their relationships they've been seeking.

But there is something different about this case. Something More is not as cynical as recent flicks Swingers or Your Friends and Neighbors. While most of the characters are very stereotypical in nature, writer Peter Bryant justifies their actions by providing insight into the hypocrisies held be each one. Even though Sam and Jim butt heads in competition for the attention of the radiant Kelly (Chandra West), each one truly aspires to be just like the other.


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