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Obviously a labor of love, this family movie will appeal to a very limited audience. Definitely not a chick flick, unless your girlfriend or spouse is into fishing. I suppose fishermen, and anybody who tolerates goofy characters doing stupid things, might find it bearable. The actors are definitely limited by the overly simplistic script. Richard Riehle, and Harve Presnell are welcome additions to the supporting cast. In fact, Harve Presnell's character is not unlike the abrasive Fatherinlaw he played to perfection in "Fargo". "Bait Shop" is an effective time waster, if you happen to be in the mood for mindless entertainment. - MERK
First off I will say that I like The Bill Engvall Show, and I'm a fan
of Billy Ray Cyrus, so all bias aside this was one silly movie. Goofy
characters, goofy premise but all in all a decent family movie. Engvall
is funny as a down on his luck southerner with a passion for fishing,
Cyrus is everything Bill wants to be. The two of them (and supporting
cast) are really funny with some stock characters thrown in there just
to be sure we get the point. Good TV movie, great for fans who enjoy
simple entertainment every so often, and good for those who enjoy down
home Bill and Billy.
"Frankly my darn, i don't give a dear."
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
Shift into neutral and relax. Blue collar comic Bill Engvall plays Bill, a small bait shop owner about to lose his life-long dream to foreclosure. One way to round up the dough to keep his bait store open is to enter the big bass fishing tournament. Of course, having the worst looking boat on the lake isn't enough to stop him; going up against his business competitor Hot Rod Johnson(Billy Ray Cyrus) brings about an all-out fishing war. Its the good old boy against the flashy ego driven fishing champ. There are some knee-slapping belly-laughs, but not award winning memorable. Also in the cast: Billy Joe Shaver, Mary Rachel Dudley, Harve Presnell and Vincent Martella.
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