In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.
Three men, three dreams. It's 1976 in Flint, Michigan. Jackie Moon's American Basketball Association team languishes in last place, with few fans in the seats. Jackie dreams of a merger with the NBA. A tough-minded point guard named Monix is at the end of his career; he's played on the champion Celtics but accepts a trade to Flint to be close to Lynn, the love of his life. Clarence "Coffee" Brown dreams of stardom: he's the Tropics' best player, but he's a hotdog who doesn't value teamwork. When the trio learns that a merger is in the works that won't include the Tropics, they pull the team together to try to achieve the impossible. Can dreams come true in Flint? Written by
In the immortal words of Charles Barkley: "That was turrible."
They completely overdid the profanity and it just wasn't funny. Profanity in moderation can actually enhance the humor of a movie, but when used indiscriminately it just becomes obnoxious. Besides the overuse of cuss words I found myself left hanging while waiting for a punchline, especially after the abnormally loooong and very unfunny poker scene. I kept waiting for the punchline and there was none. When the scene ended I was just confused. It was like the movie had to be a certain length and this was needed to fill space.
I was very disappointed with this Will Ferrell project. Don't get me wrong, there were some funny lines and some funny scenes but by and large it was a flop. I see why he so quickly followed this movie up with "Step Brothers". I certainly hoped his latest movie is better.
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