Semi-Pro

2008

Comedy / Sport

91
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 21%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 72777

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Kristen Wiig as Bear Handler
Will Ferrell as Jackie Moon
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1hr 31 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by retrorocker1980s 6 / 10

You Like Will Ferrel? Go on ahead and see it then...

This movie hinges on one simple fact: do you or do you not just enjoy Will Ferrel?

If the answer to that is yes, then you will enjoy this a lot. Because there's not much new doing here: it's Ferell as another idiotic, self-loving, loud and beef-headed, dim-witted professional...insert obscure profession or athlete. This is just "Anchorman", "Ricky Bobby", "Blades of Glory", or what have you, except in basketball. If you enjoy those movies, and Will Ferrel's shameless antics (I'm not saying they're bad, I'm just saying I want to see him try something else now and then) then here's one for you.

But I also give kudos to the supporting players (like Woody Harrelson, who in a stroke of brilliance, is acting like he's in a real drama and not a spoof), the inspired 70's soundtracks and references. 6/10

Reviewed by aaronjamesmaximus 1 / 10

This movie is a ripoff

I can't believe no one here has made a comparison between this and the 1977 movie Slap Shot staring Paul Newman. Anyway I first watched this movie as a kid and loved it for the violence, the weird humor, and what I though was an original story. However; Semi Pro is not original in the slightest it stole everything from a little movie from the 70's called Slap Shot.

Semi Pro like Slap Shot has plot which features an underdog team who are going to be disbanded at the end of the season because of their losing streak and poor track record who then decide to start improving their game but also start fights between their rival teams which makes no sense because they were playing basketball not a sport known for it's overly violent behavior between rival players. But i digress, and besides when I first watched it I knew almost nothing about professional basketball.

Anyway they get a new player or players and he or they help the team drastically improve their game and consequently also get more fans. Things start to look up for protagonists but then then the coach takes a visit to the team's owner or whatever and finds they team will be disbanded regardless of if they win or not. Then as the cards seem to tipped against them, but things turn around they win the game get the trophy and become a new team. Which is the exact same plot as Slap Shot with some minor differences. Now Semi-Pro may try to add in more humor like fighting a grizzly bear or the team dressing up as fruity sea creatures and other failed attempts at humor. While Slap Shot on the other is a little more subtle with its humor though you'd be hard pressed to call anything in slap shot subtle, though it is when you examine it and it produces some honestly funny moments where most people find themselves laughing and not just spaced out stoners and nimrods who find Dane Cook and that puppet guy funny.

In conclusion this movie fooled me as kid, but don't let it fool you it's a cheap ripoff of another infinitely better movie made to make money.

Reviewed by Python Hyena 9 / 10

More Than Semi.

Semi-Pro (2008): Dir: Kent Alterman / Cast: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre Benjamin, Maura Tierney, Will Arnett: Hilarious sports comedy starring Will Ferrell as promoter Jackie Moon who's basketball team sucks. Washed up player Ed Monix shows up to help them. As with Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Semi-Pro counters formula by creating interesting characters. The results are very funny with director Kent Alterman doing a terrific job with the pop culture references. This is Alterman's first film as director and he is backed by fine comic performances. Ferrell plays a show boat who desperately wishes to regain the spotlight he once had. He will stoop to wrestling a bear to gain an audience. Woody Harrelson is well cast as Monix who isn't satisfied with his past but will assist Ferrell and his team as if to correct his problem by solving another. Andre Benjamin portrays the one player worth his salt but he is sought after by another major team. Maura Tierney plays Monix's ex-girlfriend whose husband enjoys being a cuckold. Will Arnett steals scenes as an alcoholic colour commentator. The one big flaw is that the outcome is predictable. We know that Ferrell will score, Harrelson will mend, Benjamin will return, Arnett will drink while calling the event, and Tierney will be the cheating married woman. Rewarding comedy that scores big on it's 70's sports references. Score: 9 / 10

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