Monday, August 16, 2010
Kicking and Screaming!!!
I forgot how good this film is. Sure, it's a little goofy and not Academy worthy but its great entertainment, especially if you're a Will Ferrell fan. Ferrell plays a normal guy who has a lot of issues with his father. His character is so great in this movie because I think it's different than most of the characters he's portrayed. He seems so normal and average, which are not usual words to describe funny man Ferrell. I like seeing him in this unlikely role because it's relatable and not too over-the-top or over done. There are minor parts in the film, where he goes a little nuts, but those parts are hilarious and needed. Everyone cracks under pressure, it's just all in how you react to it and I think the way Ferrell is in this film, is hysterical. He is able to have a believable relationship with a beautiful wife(Kate Walsh) and portray a loving father for Sam. Robert Duvall was funny in this as well, quite dramatic but definitely an enjoyable role. Mike Ditka who plays Duvall's crazy neighbor and Ferrell's assistant coach is a great add to the cast as well.
I think the storyline is great. The writers were able to bring comedy into quite a heartwarming story, with an array of interesting characters.
I would recommend this film to Will Ferrell fans, people who enjoy soccer, and people who enjoy comedies with a little something extra.