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Thursday, April 6, 2006

The Benchwarmers

Posted on Thu, Apr 6, 2006 at 4:00 AM

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The Benchwarmers
Studio: Sony Pictures
Rated: PG-13
Website: http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/thebenchwarmers/
Release Date: 2006-04-07
Cast: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn
Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter: Allen Covert, Nick Swardson, Adam Sandler
WorkNameSort: Benchwarmers, The
Our Rating: 1.00

Rob Schneider and David Spade welcome Jon Heder into the fraternity of comic actors who will never again enjoy a shred of credibility. In what can only be seen as a mass celebration of fiercely courted obsolescence, cinema's new Terrible Three appear as former bully magnets who lead a bunch of younger dorks in a righteous quest for baseball-diamond dominance. Here come The Bad News Bears to kick all their asses, and yes, we mean the Billy Bob Thornton Bears. Criminally unfunny, the movie is a string of half-baked "ideas" dreamed up by and for overgrown nose-pickers, lent a putrid coup de gr‰ce via the casting of child actors who can neither act nor speak intelligibly. Try this for a litmus test of failure: A gay man in a Speedo bounces a midget on his lap and you're still not entertained!

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