Family man Phil Weston, a lifelong victim of his father's competitive nature, takes on the coaching duties of a kids' soccer team, and soon finds that he's also taking on his father's dysfunctional way of relating.
Phil Weston is a goodhearted loser who suffered throughout his childhood due to his competitive overbearing sports coach father, and this has resulted in him inheriting that same attitude, which affects his relationship with his less-than athletic son. When he becomes coach of his son's soccer team, with a poor track record in terms of winning, he strives to beat a rival team, coached by none other than his father.Written by
Will Ferrell stated this is his favorite of his films, for sentimental reasons, throughout the span of the shoot, his wife became pregnant with, and gave birth to, their first son. He said he filmed specifically imagining watching the movie with his child one day. See more »
During a normal soccer game, players are not allowed to kick the ball up to and behind their necks and "carry" the ball in that manner. Also when the player lifted his team mate to head the ball into the goal is not allowed. Either of these infractions fall into dangerous play or unsportsmanlike behavior resulting in a yellow card (warning) or red card (ejection from game) See more »
Kicking and Screaming is just one of those movies that you might watch one time fully through and if it's on TV, you might watch a little bit of it if nothing's on. It's a very forgettable film that had Will Farrell in it to give some good laughs. I thought Will Farell was hilarious though and pretty much stole the show just like any other comedies he does. Lines like, "No, you go to hell, and while you're there, why don't you grab me a juicebox," made me laugh a lot. I thought Mike Ditka and Robert Duvall were pretty funny also and had a couple funny lines. Overall, this is a film that I might watch maybe once or twice and then totally forget about it. It's enjoyable because Will Farrell steals the show.
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