This comedy is about two guys who decide to rig the Special Olympics to pay off a debt by having one of them, Steve (Knoxville), pose as a contestant in the games, hoping to dethrone reigning champion, Jimmy. Mentally-challenged high jinks and hilarity surely follow. Written by
There are so many people who have a difficult time with the holiday
season, and I guess I'm one of them. I was able to take my family to
see The Ringer last night and I'm SO glad I did. I had reservations,
once the movie started. I knew very little about it, and, certainly was
not aware of the Special Olympics endorsement. I wasn't sure how they
were going to portray the special people. However, as the characters
were developed, this movie became so heartwarming and genuine that I
left with tears because it blessed me so. Maybe I'm the one who is
screwed up, and I'm certainly no professional when dealing with
handicaps, but I am a substitute teacher and have often been blessed to
be assigned to the special needs classes, so I have been around many
special students. I loved this movie. It helped me to get some issues
of my own in perspective and gave my whole family a real feel-good
experience. I have read the comments of others, and it appears to me,
the people who were most critical hadn't even seen the film.
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