After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his ...
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Benicio Del Toro,
America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given to anyone who does.
After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the legend UNCLE DREW (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and convinces him to return to the court one more time. The two men embark on a road trip to round up Drew's old basketball squad (Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that a group of septuagenarians can still win the big one. After a successful five years as a fan-favorite digital episodic series, originally conceived by Pepsi, UNCLE DREW, will hit theaters June 29, 2018. UNCLE DREW is a Summit Entertainment release produced by Temple Hill in association with PepsiCo's Creators League Studios.
The trailer should've been enough to keep people away, but I figured perhaps this might be an over the top goofy comedy and have some laughs.... Nope. I shoulda known seeing as this went straight to video.
So how do you ruin a movie somewhat parodying Dr J and his posse of old men making a comeback? Well, you put a bunch of retired NBA legends in old man prosthetics and try to make them act. It might gave worked if they wernt actually trying to act for real in a drama and just played a fun comedic role.
Unfortunately the film looks like a joke, and took itself too serios trying to push heart and soul and life lessons in your face along with done-to-death/play-it-safe sub plots thrown in with who-cares-about-this ones too.
This film had potential to be a great comedy, or at least a fun good, but instead became a triple-double predictable and eye rolling bore fest that tried yo be something no one cares about.
Also the character of Uncle Drew fails to shine as any kind of Dr J, Jordan, Bird, Magic or any legend. He doesn't seem that goid and there is no build up or anything special that comes through for who is supposed to be the star of this thing
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