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Old 12-28-06, 12:33 PM
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The Benchwarmers

Anyone else seen this?

Jon Heder, David Spade and Rob Schneider play three dorks who were bullied at school. They form a baseball team to challenge the current crop of jocks within the neighbourhood and stop them bullying the dorky schoolkids. Jon Lovitz also stars as one of the fathers of the dorks.

I found it really good fun. Heder, Spade and Lovitz are on particularly good form, while, unusually, Schneider plays more of the straight guy. There are quite a few real belly laughs throughout, though the film does run out of steam a bit in the final act. The funniest thing for me was

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seeing Lovitz turn up in the Batmobile




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Yes the movie was that bad, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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Hey, don't steal my stars to crush a movie I liked
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I just watched this last week with the wife. It was just OK. It was a lot better than I thought it was going to be though. For some reason, the wife loved it.
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Just be glad your stars are being put to a good use!
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couldnt even sit through it. it was pretty bad.
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I watched this at a hotel when i was on a business trip. I actually enjoyed it quite a bit and thought there were a lot of hilarious moments.
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Originally Posted by Lateralus


Yes the movie was that bad, but I'm glad you enjoyed it.
i agree, I usually like these type of movies but one of the first times where I wanted to walk out, But again that day my sinus were really starting to bug me so I didn't feel great.
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I really enjoyed this flick. I found it to be much funnier than I was expecting.
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Only funny if you are 12.
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Movie made me want to buy a bunch of Sony products and other consumer items.
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It was harmless fun. That's as high as praise can get for a Schneider-Spade-Lovitz movie.
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Somehow this ended up in our Netflix queue on Blu-ray. I'm pleased to report that it's leaps and bounds better than what I expected. And I even expected it to be funny. There's not much that comes from Happy Madison that I don't end up really liking though.

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