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When I first saw the movie Dodgeball I thought that the story was starting out kind of slow and that the dialog was kind of corny in the earlier scenes. But once the movie picked up and began to turn the story into what it was I began to laugh consistently throughout the entire movie. This movie really is a reliable movie that will keep the laughs flowing throughout the 90 minutes. Ben Stiller performs in a very hilarious form as the fitness powered mega gym owner White Goodman. I really recommend that anybody that is a fan of Ben Stiller and his goofy antics at times, then go rent or somehow see this now. You will not be let down.
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Basiclly the first time i saw this movie i loved every minute of it. It was a very funny movie with very funny jokes. Vince and Ben were the highlights of the movie,the best performances. The story was also very good. Averages Joe's need to raise 50,000 dollars to keep their gym...by playing dodge ball.It then becomes one of the best film plots i have every watched which made me enjoy this film from beginning to the very end.Rip was also very good in the film and the match's were very well choreographed.In the end dodge ball was one of the best comedy films and it will never be forgotten...in my opinion.Also i hope a sequel is made in the ear future.
Dodgeball: A True underdog story is a very funny and entertaining
movie. Vince Vaughn as Peter LaFleur is great, he isn't that funny but
he's a cool-minded and likable guy. Ben Stiller on the other hand as
White Goodman is a very funny guy and he's hilarious. He's the "evil"
character in the movie and is the enemy of Peter. The rest of Peter's
teammates are funny too, especially Justin and Kate (SEX)
this movie is truly a funny comedy to watch, the acting is great and its filled with a lot of slapstick comedy. Its funny how they get hit in the head with the wrenches, lol "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball"
The end of the movie is really surprising and unpredictable, it has a good flavor and excitement to the film, its a joke all the way around.
One if the funniest comedies of that year!!! WOOOOO
This movie has got more cameos than anything else I've see. Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn are at it again. Only this time the roles are reversed. In "Starsky & Hutch" Vaughn was the villain and Stiller was the hero. In Dodgeball, it's the other way around. Vaughn plays Peter Lafleur, a gym owner who's down on his luck, and Stiller plays White Goodman a gym owner who rules his with an iron fist. Both gyms will compete in a dodgeball competition, when Average Joe's Gy gets a lesson in attitude, Global Gym puts the 'p" in Pain! With all the cameos in this movie, no wonders it's a riot. William Shatner, Chuck Norris giving Average Joe's the nod, David Hasselhoff speaking German. He has spent time there being a singing sensation there. It's funny when he ridiculed the entire team for losing the competition. And most of all, it goes to show what White really was in the beginning of his life: A big fat loser! Great movie, greater cast, this movie really will make a big winner out of you! 3 out of 5 stars!
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004, Dir. Rawson Marshall Thurber)
White Goodman is the owner and founder of Globo Gym, and would love nothing more than owning Average Joe's Gymnasium. Peter LaFleur doesn't want to lose his gym to Goodman, but couldn't find anyway to get $50,000 in time. Peter and his gang of gym buddies, think of ways to raise money, finally settling on winning a dodgeball tournament. White Goodman even creates his own dodgeball team to finish off Peter. Peter's team doesn't do too well, that is until legendary ADAA champ Patches O'Houlihan turns up ready to train them.
Ben Stiller's comedies are very popular and if you've seen any of them, then you should know how successful they are, and this is no different. A wonderful script has been written with everyone can deliver with, including Rip Torn. Rip Torn is hilarious in this movie, and delivers most of the best lines. The physical comedy doesn't always work, but it often does in this film, with many objects hitting the different actors. There are some great cameos appearing, including David Hasslehoff and William Shatner, and just all out fun. Make sure you wait until the end of the credits because this is where one of the best scenes is.
"I'm gonna put on "The Thong Song", an we'll tear this place apart." - Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn)
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This film was decent. It has an amazing number of cameos, and a decent
storyline as well as an uplifting ending. Vince Vaughn could have been
better, but overall he does a good job of being a leader. Ben Stiller
was a bit over the top, but it works. He's not really believable, but
it is a movie after all.
*Spoilers after* Still, the main focus of this film seems to be cameos. A list of most of them: * Lance Armstrong * Chuck Norris * William Shatner * David Hasselhoff
Just having all these people in this film brings it up a bit.
Overall, this film was good.
Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn), who owns a exercise gym for average men
titled "Average Joe's". But Peter is losing his gym, because his
business is failing and he owns money to the bank. When he meets Kate
(Christine Taylor), who works in the bank. She tells Peter that he has
to pay $50,000. His adversary White Goodman (Ben Stiller), who owns a
gym across the street that is more successful but Goodman is actually
dumber than he looks. But Goodman wants to buy La Fleur's failing
business. When Peter's loyal friends and customers (Justin Long,
Stephen Root, Joel Moore, Chris Williams and Alan Tudyk) wants to help
Peter to save his gym. When one of his friends looks in the article in
the magazine. He sees that they could save the gym, if they enter in
the "Dodgeball" tournament at Las Vegas and a chance to win the grand
prize. Which it's enough money to save the gym. But Goodman hears that
La Fleur is in the tournament, he thinks he could beat La Fleur and his
team. But La Fleur and his friends are not really good at this sport.
One day, an old "Dodgeball" player Patches O'Houlihan (Rip Torn) thinks
he could help La Fleur's team to get in shape. While Kate gets fired
from her job, since Goodman lied about her not doing her job well and
others. Since Goodman thinks she would go with Goodman after she lost
her job. Now Kate is mad as hell and she decides to join La Fleur's
team to get her revenge at Goodman. Now it's about, who's the best team
wins the tournament and the grand prize.
Written and Directed by Eawson Marshall Thurder (The Mysterious of Pittsburgh) made an amusing silly comedy with a game cast that seems to have a great time. This film was a surprise big hit, when it was release in the summer of 2004 and the reviews were surprisingly good as well. The premise might be familiar to "BASEketball" to some degree. But this movie plays it much more realistic and players to get to play more than the three lead players in "BASEketball". Which, of course both movies have different sports. Perphas the problem with the picture, it's the script. Which the humour at times never hits the bull's eye. But it has enough funny moments to be viewed as a fairly good entertainment comedy flick. Fans of Vaughn and Stiller will have a great time watching this movie. Look for amusing cameos and bit parts as well. Unrated Version is also available. Super 35. (*** ½/*****).
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Such a great cast in this film, Hank Azaria from 'the Simpson's' as
O'Houlihan. Ben Stiller 'Meet the Parents' as White Goodman. Vince
Vaughn 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith' as Peter La Fluer. Not only that but also
great lines. Eg. O'Houlihan-"Is it necessary for me to drink my own
urine, no, but I do it any way cos its sterile and I like the taste".
HA HA HA!!!!!
Also I think that the story line is a bit too simple I mean the fact that a gym owe money and enter a competition the win 50,000 dollars I think, which just happens to be the same amount they owe!!!
But I don't care.
'The Germans call it Schadenfreude', says the director/writer in a
'featurette', 'and they're right'.
And that about sums it all up - especially if you make a note of the two strategically placed sprayed down curls of hair he always has on his forehead in exactly the same places.
Extravagant manoeuvres like that are fine if you're eight years old, at the photographers, and your parents are grooming you. Remarks about Schadenfreude are also all right if you're totally lacking in polyglot chops, sophistication, and all-around intelligence quotient.
In other words the movie's about pain - more specifically pain to the skull and nether regions. And that's funny, says the director/writer.
Not that the movie is a total wash-out - after all, it's rated a '2' instead of a '1' - but it takes quite a lot to climb up that single rung of the ladder, not the least of which are VV and above all Christine Taylor who presents incredible eye candy.
Hey! You might like it! Not to worry about subtleties like the fact they waste more time and money on scenography than on developing a truly humorous script - it's got a lot of gags and dumb one-liners and three second cameos from people you'd least expect to see and hope you wouldn't have to see.
So renting this one won't be a total waste. Unless of course you have better things to do with your evening. Unless the local gym is fully booked and you can't get in a game of dodge ball of your own. Unless your goldfish are tired of playing charades with you. Unless you're a total loser.
So go ahead - rent it! Enjoy!
If you like Stiller, you'll love this. I've seen this several times on
cable, and I'll watch it again if it is on. (I watch TV in the
background while I work at my computer) To me it falls into the
category of movies that you can watch piecemeal, pick it up anywhere
and just enjoy it scene by scene. It's funny stuff. I don't understand
how people try to compare this type of movie to a major drama, or mega
action movie. This movie is neither, and those who judge this by those
standards are probably the same people that drive a huge SUV by
themselves everyday to work, or try to move a mattress by strapping it
to the roof of a little compact car. This movie is a cheesy frat humor
flic, and hits that target perfectly. By the way, it only cost 30 mil
to make, but pulled in four times as much at the box office. That is a
good return on investment. Yes, it may seem like an SNL skit, but a
really good one, with very good execution, and perfect editing. It's
got a good pace to it, and there's little sub-references here and there
to keep it interesting. For example, there's a banner that says "Go
Balls Deep" over the playing court. Another one is "Deus ex Machina",
which is a reference to ancient dramas where something sweeps in and
saves the day. In this movie it's a treasure chest full of cash. And of
course, William Shatner as a game judge, doing a little 'Kirk' voice
style in the locker room. And a cameo by Lance Armstrong giving Vince
Vaughn the required "You can do it" speech, except instead, he give him
a sarcastic 'I sure you won't regret this for the rest of your life"
line. =================Minor Spoiler Below======================
The characters are well cast, and the do the best with what they've got. It goes without saying, that there is a showdown, and the underdog saves the day, get the girls, and the bad guy is sent packing. (That's never happened before...I can't believe I just labeled that as a spoiler)
I liked this movie, I laughed many times, I still laugh when I see it, or remember certain scenes.
This is the a 'Zoolander' for Jocks. Much funnier than Fokkers, or Wedding crashers.
Performance:7 Story:5 Comedy:8 Flow:8
(Flow is a combination editing and pace.)
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