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The Benchwarmers

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The Benchwarmers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
85 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/07/06
performer:
Jon Heder, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, David Spade
director:
Dennis Dugan
distributor:
Sony Pictures Releasing
author:
Allen Covert
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B-

It’s scary when you realize that Rob Schneider, leading a trio of baseball nerds, is the ”normal” one — heck, he’s playing the macho one in The Benchwarmers. Scarier still is that this morphing of The Bad News Bears and a Three Stooges episode parades its dumbness with such zip that it almost passes for clever. David Spade, in a hideous moptop, is a wimpy video-store clerk, and Jon Heder, in a role that makes Napoleon Dynamite look like Brad Pitt, is a booger-eating paperboy. The three losers play a series of Little League teams, snatching victory from the jaws of slapstick humiliation.

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