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Coach (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | Video 8 June 2010
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A slacker trust-fund type finds the motivation to pick up a job as the coach of middle school soccer team.

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Will Frears

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Will Frears (story), Jason Pugatch (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hugh Dancy ... Nick
Jonathan Gutierrez ... Hector
Liane Balaban ... Gabrielle
Mamie Gummer ... Stella
Michael Chernus ... Michael
Benjamin Walker ... Andy
Gillian Jacobs ... Zoe
David Zayas ... Ramon
Bill Camp ... Coach Buehl
Jasai Chase Owens Jasai Chase Owens ... Frankie
Jesse Stevenson Jesse Stevenson ... Ian
Kathryn Faughnan Kathryn Faughnan ... Jen
Ryann Shane ... Juliette
Ralph Peavy III ... Nate
Bess Wohl ... Gretchen
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To his friends and to his girlfriend Zoe, Nick is stuck in perpetual adolescence: he's approaching 30, lives off a trust fund, has no job and no responsibilities. When Zoe abruptly leaves him and New York for a job in Los Angeles, Nick comes up with a strategy to get her back: taking a job as a soccer coach of a junior-high team. At first it's a diversion - just a strategy. Then, primarily through Hector, the team's best player, Nick engages. In the process, he meets an ER doc who interests him, goes behind Hector's father's back to keep the lad on the team, and realizes he's conflicted when he gets the chance to reconnect with Zoe. Can arrested development give way to maturity? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some crude sexual humor and a drug reference | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2010 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Written by Camilo Lara and Holger Beier
Performed by Mexican Institute Of Sound
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"Coach" is just the same old formula
13 June 2010 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

"Coach" has the formulaic kids-teach-coach-how-to-succeed-in-life same old drivel written all over it. And it never rises above.

Hugh Dancy plays Coach, built from the same mold as Hugh Grant in "About A Boy". I like Hugh Dancy but even he isn't able to make this film very likable. He stars as a rich trust-fund slacker, and when his girlfriend dumps him he realizes he needs to find a job to finally grow up. So he coaches kids soccer, where we find the usual misfit kids who he is able to bring together and they show him a thing or two about growing up. From the outset he's a good coach but in the usual, lame way - this film didn't add anything new or intelligent.

I was disappointed with the romantic comedy story line, as his love interest didn't add any comedy, and her character wasn't redeeming in any way. Also very poorly cast (that girl is definitely not a doctor).

The other main problem with this film trying its hand at romantic comedy is that it alienates its audience. With the mild sexual content I don't think it's meant for kids and most adults would want to go for something more intelligent. It would be suitable for teenagers but they aren't given any characters to relate to.

"Coach" ultimately does nothing wrong, but its very disappointing that they couldn't add any bit of originality or thought to this tired formula.


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