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Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

Their best shot is his last shot. Champions starring Woody Harrelson is only in theaters March 24.

Woody Harrelson stars in the hilarious and heartwarming story of a former minor-league basketball coach who, after a series of missteps, is ordered by the court to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined.

Cast: Woody Harrelson
Kaitlin Olson
Ernie Hudson
Cheech Marin
Matt Cook

Director: Bobby Farrelly

Writer: Mark Rizzo
Remake of the 2018 Spanish film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6793580/
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Out this week. Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/champions_2022
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

I glanced at one review that said this movie would have been great in 1993

I don't know about this one. And it's been released in a crowded field. I don't think anyone is really clamoring to see this.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

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Remake of the 2018 Spanish film: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6793580/
Last year a German remake was released. I don't get the appeal.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

This could do well. I think it will be big in red states for sure.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

I'll probably watch this.

Fond memories of 90's Farrelly Brothers movies. They were on fire with Dumb and Dumber/Kingpin/Something About Mary.

For whatever reason, I feel compelled to watch whatever either of them do.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

Pulled in a few million Friday. This will be VOD soon. And it looks pretty good in an old school kind of way.

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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

This afternoon, I took the kids to see this and we all liked it.

Everyone is represented and depicted really well. Let's just get that out of the way right now. The Friends cast is great.

Woody Harrelson is good as always. Our kids like him from Zombieland and recignize him when they see me watching Cheers, so they liked this one, too. It was funny and touching, though it could've been more of both. Lots of sex talk for the PG-13 rating but nothing too explicit or gross. It really could've been PG with toned-down language. A little bit of that Farrelly Factor of gross-out humor, but on the light side.

It's 20 minutes too long. I know I say that about a lot of movies around here, but this is 2 hours long and it just doesn't need to be. They could've shaved down some scenes to adjust pacing or cut out at least one roadblock the team stumbles over and still had a good movie.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

I enjoyed it well enough, which I credit entirely to the charm of the cast.

I think it was mostly filmed in Winnipeg, so Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys plays a lawyer in the opening court scene.
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This comes home to VHS and Beta today.
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Re: Champions (2023, D: Bobby Farrelly) S: Harrelson, Olson, Hudson, Marin, Cook

This is now on Peacock.

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