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'Balls Out': EW review

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Balls Out

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
100 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/19/15
performer:
Jake Lacy, Nikki Reed, Kate McKinnon
director:
Andrew Disney
genre:
Comedy, Sport

We gave it a C+

Jake Lacy, the casually charming costar of last year’s Obvious Child, has deft comic timing and a sweet presence. Balls Out proves all he needs is a better agent. He plays a fifth-year college senior seeking one final thrill with his intramural football team while walking the line between his overbearing fiancée (a wasted Kate McKinnon) and a comely new girl (Nikki Reed). There’s some chuckleworthy meta-commentary about the absurdity of sports movies, but Balls Out feels more like a long sketch than a feature. C+