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This isn't 'classic' comedy in any sense, but it never falls into the rut of 'toilet humor' (a frequent problem of the films of Engvall's peers), and it does promote positive family values, which is a happy 'plus'. Engvall is a 'natural', on camera, possessing the same kind of screen 'likability' as Tim Allen, and he and Cyrus play off each other surprisingly well.
"Bait Shop" isn't a 'must-have' kind of film, but makes a pretty good 'family movie night' entry!
To make matters worse the flashy bass fisherman, Hot Rod Johnson (Billy Ray Cyrus) has opened a fish emporium store next to Bill's Bait Shop. Bill enters the local fishing tournament were the prize is $50,000 in order to save his shop. Bill uses his old fashion fishing methods, while Hot Rod uses the latest high tech fish finders.
The comedy was simple. The story ignores the fact of any zoning discussions, or how one must legally land a fish in a tournament. While the movie creates characters, most of them were caricatures.
A fairly good film for family night. Only very slight innuendos, such as when Bill and his wife wake up, he places his arm around her and she says, "No." Girls in bikinis.
The one person with a seemingly fabulous future is Hot Rod Johnson (Billy Ray Cyrus, in a role he described as his personally most challenging...really; watch the extras,) the number one bass fisherman in the world. Hot Rod is all flash but is incredibly shallow, arrogant, and egotistical. He also wears sequined fishing jumpsuits; his motto: "Fishing is war!" It is clear that the plot is going to turn this into another in a long string of character-driven underdog versus big shot movies, the only questions are what will be Hot Rod's undoing and how long will it take? For those looking for foreshadowing, please examine the somewhat ludicrous subplot about Scott (a teen with zero prior interest in fishing) being lured (if you'll pardon the pun) by Hot Rod's personal magnetism.Read more ›
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This movie is kind of stupid, but in a great way!! If you are a fan of Bill Engval you will love it. All 4 of us enjoyed this movie. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Loriann Freeman
given as a gift all 3 of the four movies enjoyed Critical care was somber and not enjoyed as a comedyPublished 26 days ago by melissa mendez
I love this movie & have been wanting to get it I am so happy to have it now.....Published 4 months ago by Michelle Nay