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Balls to the Wall (2011)

R | | Comedy | 30 April 2011 (USA)
An engaged guy is forced by his future father-in-law to take a side job moonlighting as an exotic dancer in order to pay extravagant wedding neither of them can afford.

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Penelope Spheeris

Writer:

Jason Nutt (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Hursley ... Ben Camelino
Jenna Dewan ... Rachel Matthews
Dustin Ybarra ... Lewis Gardner
Dean Austin ... Officer Williams
Mark Adair-Rios ... Officer Sanchez (as Mark Adair Rios)
Freda Foh Shen ... Miss Watson
Logan Matheson Hardwick Logan Matheson Hardwick ... Li'l Ben (as Logan Hardwick)
Joy Gohring ... Li'l Ben's Mom
John Butterfield John Butterfield ... Li'l Ben's Dad
Byron Field Byron Field ... Uncle Ted
Antonio Sabato Jr. ... Uncle Sven
Susan Yeagley ... Wedding Planner
Christopher McDonald ... Mr. Matthews
Mimi Rogers ... Mrs. Matthews
Raymond O'Connor ... Bernie Niles
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An engaged guy is forced by his future father-in-law to take a side job moonlighting as an exotic dancer in order to pay extravagant wedding neither of them can afford.

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Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Lewis Gardner: Can I sign too, is that?
Melissa: In your dreams freak.
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Sleepwalking
Performed by Agitprop 666
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Where did the humor go?
16 October 2011 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

"Balls to the Wall" was exactly what I had expected it to be; a rather mediocre comedy. Now, I say mediocre because this movie is conflicted by two main issues. First, there is very little comedy in the movie (that will make me laugh), so that was a disappointment. On the upside, however, was the storyline. It was a brilliant storyline and well executed.

The cast in "Balls to the Wall" was pretty good. Despite not being familiar with the lead actor (Joe Hursley), he did a good job with this role and character. And towards the end, at the male exotic dance contest there were some pretty good look-alike people at the judging table. That was fun to see.

The story is fairly good. Ben Camelino is going to marry his love Rachel Matthews (played by Jenna Dewan-Tatum). But the father in-law (played by Christopher McDonald) doesn't have the required money, and turns of events leads Ben to end up as an exotic dancer, dancing for money. It is a sweet story, but it could have been spiced up with more humor and awkward situations.

"Balls to the Wall" is good a single viewing, but it doesn't have enough punch or value to make you want to watch it a second time around. It is good for a single evening of entertainment, just don't except to be wiping tears away from your cheeks from laughing so hard, because the movie is lacking humor!


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