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Semi-Pro

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Will Ferrell, Semi-Pro

Semi-Pro

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
90 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/29/08
performer:
Will Ferrell, Andre Benjamin, Woody Harrelson, Maura Tierney
director:
Kent Alterman
distributor:
New Line Cinema
author:
10216
genre:
Comedy, Sports

We gave it a C-

Judging from this low-scoring sports comedy about the mystique of men with balls, Will Ferrell needs to call a time-out from belly baring to refocus his fan-favorite game of playing clueless male doofuses. In Semi-Pro, as a faded one-hit pop star and the owner/promoter/coach of the Flint Tropics, a wishfully named struggling basketball team in the bad-plaid 1970s, the big goofball relies too much on the funny hair and swingin’ postures of the era as punchlines in themselves. His teammates include Woody Harrelson and an always righteous André Benjamin, looking fly in a giant ‘fro. C?

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