Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team ...
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Faced with the absurd competitiveness surrounding his son's youth league baseball team, Max Morris, a famous comedian, decides to get to know the colorful parents and coaches of the team better in an attempt to find the inspiration for his next movie. Written by
"They're all offended by everything!?" Is a line from the hero's wife
that sums up, in my opinion, the nature of the story. She says this
after one of many encounters with the living breathing examples that we
all bounce off of daily, of what happens when people lose their
connection to humanity and replaced it with a death-grip on their own
delusions(The coaches wife is my favorite/most hated example).
Jeff Garlin is genius in illustrating the everyday 'idiotics' that we
all either encounter or contribute to depending on whatever determines
that. I'll be on the lookout from now on for more of his work.
Even the 'fatherly' scenes that would have been left out of 95% of the
genres scripts added so much depth to interactions and understanding of
the star. I didn't expect that and it made things even more real and
moved in between the scenes that I was laughing.
Like Idiocracy, somehow this movie escaped the radar of the masses and
it's a damn tragedy, if for no other reason but I'd like to think those
of us that agree with the premise of it aren't in the minority...Oh
well some are born tall, some short, some smart, ...
Oh and as a bonus the casting took this movie from poignant and funny
as hell to a world-class comedy experience. When you cast a movie from
top to bottom with stars that can make you cry with laughter, your
bound to strike gold.
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