Typical Sports Movie with Laughs and Cool Moves — 7 years ago
Phil (played by Will Ferrell) has spent his entire life trying to live up to his sports-crazed, competitive father’s expectations. He’s more of a sensitive man who’s no good at sports, therefore his father Buck (played by Robert Duvall) wants little to do with him.
Buck coaches little league soccer for Sam, Phil’s son. Sam isn’t the best soccer player either, so just wanting to win, Buck trades him to the Tigers, a team of misfits who don’t know the first thing about soccer. Phil, trying to beat his father for once, decides to coach the Tigers. Since he knows less about soccer than the kids do, he gets Mike Ditka (his father’s enemy neighbor) to help him out.
This is a typical sports movie about a team of rugrats who turn it all around in the end. It’s peppered with a lot of comedy and only a few “kicks in the nuts” jokes. As with most soccer movies, it also displays some truly awesome moves.
I’m glad we didn’t rush out to the theatre to see this, but it was definitely worth the 100 minutes we spent watching it for free on HBO.