Erin Richter
November 01, 2002 AT 05:00 AM EST

Men with Brooms

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Wide Release Date
01/01/02
performer
Paul Gross
director
Paul Gross
We gave it a C-

Attempting to do for curling — a curious cross between bowling and shuffleboard involving 42-pound ”stones,” an ice rink, and frantic brooming — what 1993’s Cool Runnings did for bobsledding, star-cowriter-director Gross’ Canadian comedy veers off course. Gross (the Canuck equivalent of Edward Burns… which could be good or bad) drafts a charming enough cast of characters to be his reluctant curling teammates, who are reunited by the last will and testament of their beloved coach. But it’s the script, alternately overdetermined and touching, crass and sharply comic, that could have used a fresh sweep.

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