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The film follows Phil Weston as he matches wits with his stubborn and overbearing father Buck. Buck, played by Robert Duvall, has always been disappointed with Phil who never shared his father's love of sports and everything manly. Instead Phil grew up to run a vitamin store, something Buck is somewhat ashamed of. Throughout Phil's life his father always had to be the best, even if that meant trampling his own son down in the process, and now, years later when Phil's son Sammy gets the same treated from his dear old Grandpa, Phil has to take maters into his own hands. He does that by offering to coach the loser team Buck traded Sammy to. Buck is unsupportive but in the end it's the competition between the two Weston men that finally bonds them like they've never been before.
Will Ferrell shines here, with all the quarks and loud mouthed antics that make his more adult oriented fare so entertaining.Read more ›
When the other teams coach does not show up to a game, Paul takes over....watch the antics as the team with uncoordinated, goofy players run down the track to.....you figure it out!!
Great movie about family and teamwork....:)
1. Not every movie ever made has to be thought provoking and artistically satisfying.
2. Will Ferrell will probably never be mentioned in the same breath as De Niro and Pacino.
If you can get on board with these two statements, then you might just enjoy "Kicking & Screaming". Let's face it, the premise is almost absurd, but isn't absurdity the stuff of good comedy?
Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) is upset that his son Sam is nothing more than a bench warmer on the soccer team coached by his father Buck Weston (Robert Duvall). To appease Phil, Buck trades Sam to a rival soccer team so he can get more playing time, and through a series of events Phil becomes the coach of Sam's new team. The only problem is Phil knows nothing about soccer. What follows is a string of hilarious moments that culminate with a Father versus Son coached championship match.
As a whole this is not a great movie, but there are many moments that are laugh out loud hilarious, and it seems the more you watch it, the more you like it. Ferrell is in rare form as he slowly transforms from the milquetoast, quiet, inept coach to the win at all cost clone of his father. His rants will leave you with a ton of quotable lines that will make you laugh just thinking about them. Obviously Will Ferrell movies are targeted to a specific audience; I guess I happen to be one of them.
Recommendation: Buy it, if you can get it cheap
That's when the competitive juices start flowing. The first big move Phil makes is to take on an assistant coach, his dad's neighbor and long-time enemy Mike Ditka. Iron Mike is surprisingly good in this film and more than holds his own beside both Ferrell and Duvall. He only takes the job to try and make Buck's life more difficult, but he soon goes about whipping the little misfits into shape. The team still stinks, but their fortunes begin to change when Ditka and Phil bring in two new players, a pair of Italian kids who were apparently born with soccer balls balanced on their feet.Read more ›
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Very dissatisfied with this purchase. I bought it as a gift, but the DVD has a bump on it so that it won't play. I tried to return it, but Amazon. Read morePublished 4 days ago by RazorbackAngie
Two stars because its too cheesy for adults, but it is perfect for kids. Especially if the kids are in sports. (showing sportsmanship, etc).Published 19 days ago by B. Hudson
The seminal film for parents beginning their REC. soccer experience and remember meat first.Published 19 days ago by michael drysdale
This movie is hilarious. We're big Will Ferrell fans so we love watching this movie over and over again. If your kids play soccer...this is a must see movie.Published 1 month ago by yocork
dumb movie - our family loves soccer and were told we had to see this movie. ugh what a waste of time and $$Published 1 month ago by dutch
I am not a Will Ferrell fan but my daughter and granddaughter are. They really want this film as a Christmas Gift.Published 1 month ago by N. Bruce