Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Grab some bench! "Kicking And Screaming" hits town Friday

Will Ferrell is one of those actors that make really dumb movies funny. He saved "Anchorman", had the best scenes in "Old School" and made you laugh in "A Night at the Roxbury". Some of his better performances are as Mustafa in "Austin Powers" and he even popped in "Jay & Silent Bob Strikes Back". In his latest movie, Will Ferrell aims for the bleachers like Pele kicking one in the crowd and scores big!

"Kicking & Screaming" opens in theaters Friday 14th nationwide. I checked it out last night at an early screening at the AVCO. It is a hilarious comedy set in the fast paced world of little league soccer. Ferrell plays Phil Weston, Robert Duvall plays his super competitive dad, Buck, and "Iron" Mike Ditka plays himself as the annoying neighbor from hell. Phil decides to coach his son Sam's soccer team after their coach quits. The only thing is the number one team, The Gladiators, is coached by Duvall, the same coach who traded Sam, his own grandson!

It's a funny movie that parents can feel safe taking their pre-teens too see with enough goofy humor to keep everyone entertained. I was crying at the whole idea of Ferrell's brother Buck Jr. being the exact same age as his son Sam. When the two face of on the soccer field and Buck Jr tells Sam "You gotta get through ole Uncle Buck", I was crying. The coffee jokes were funny and Ditka was incredible! The kids are great and the Italians help bring the "Bend It Like Beckham" aspect to it. Not bad at all! Check the links below for more info, trailers and go see the movie.

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