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Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach

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From the director of Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle and Dude Where's My Car comes this raunchy comedy starring Seann William Scott and Randy Quaid. Gary Houseman (Scott) is an overenthusiastic high school janitor who steps-up to lead the school's loser tennis team to the state finals when the acting coach drops dead. The brash and often insulting new coach is intent on inspiring these underdogs not only to win, but also to stand-up for themselves. Although his coaching tactics may be unorthodox, including motivating his star player with a pre-game stripper, his heart is in the right place. Besides, sometimes it takes big balls to play hard-ball.

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  • Actors: Seann William Scott, Randy Quaid, Anthony David Miles, Deke Anderson, Clayton Kjos
  • Directors: Danny Leiner
  • Producers: Michael Nathanson, John Penotti, Seann William Scott
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
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  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001JV5B08
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #71,617 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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From the little girl to the RV escapades, this movie is absolutely pushes the envelope. Not sure why this didn't make it to the big screen (in contrast to going to DVD) as it better than most commedies. Highly underrated and incredibly entertaining. Continuous laughs.
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This movie didn't receive much promotion so going into it I didn't know really what to expect. While watching this movie I laughed more than a few times and think if you give it a chance and are not easily offended you will too. Watch this movie and give it a chance and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Seann William Scott is a great actor and this movie once again shows his incredible comedy skills and the rest of the cast is great also. I was entertained the entire length of this movie and think it would also be good for multiple views. Something to watch with friends and get a good laugh or perhaps a few.
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Balls out: Gary the Tennis Coach, is the perfect kind of gross out comedy that gets better with repeated viewings. At first it might be a little off putting, but once you get the movie's vibe, it's easy to go with. One potential problem is the character of Gary, played by Sean William Scott, who comes off as almost psychotic in some parts; this is one of those movies, like Cable Guy, that is centered around an unstable lead. Also, the plot, what there is of it, is the usual sports underdogs and losers trying to become champions cliche we've seen many times, but this is no Mighty Ducks, there is plenty of bathroom humor (taking a dump and puking), really dirty talk (a very foul mouthed little girl), racist jokes (directed at Asians), and plenty of good old bad taste. If you're easily offended, then consider yourself warned. I think this is the perfect movie when you want to do nothing more than kick back and laugh at the same dumb joke over and over. If you are a Randy Quaid fan, you may be disappointed, as his role is relatively brief; is this the last movie he made before going cuckoo for coco puffs? To sum up: Balls Out: Gary the Tennis Coach is not quite in the league with Caddy Shack or Happy Gilmore, but it comes close enough, and I wouldn't be surprised if doesn't develop a cult of its own in the future.
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This was a very funny movie about a janitor named Gary Houseman who helps coach a Tennis team who haven't won a game in a long time. Gary has very funny and unorthodox ways of helping his team. There were some hilarious secondary characters like the laughing grandpa, and the 8-year-old named Amy who is pregnant and needs money for an abortion. Will Gary lead the team to victory? I highly recommend BALLS OUT: GARY THE TENNIS COACH!!!
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This movie is a....
1. Feel-good story of underdog local team making the championship, with the zany but gold-hearted unorthodox coach giving life lessons on the way to winning.
But, it is also...
2. Utterly insane; beyond-the-pale. Almost every scene presenting some epic moment of high school purgatory, angst, or humiliation. Virtually all of which are nervously close to unlawful behavior anytime after middle school. Squirm away, it keeps up til the very end.

And if you're not laughing the entire movie, you were lazy and should have watched a trailer, read a review, and known what you were in for.

It's raw. It's coarse. Dangerously licentious. But every bit of it captures some part of high school hell, but maybe how we wished the world was. We get it played out with the weird tennis kids & psycho coach consistently stomping their mojo on football players, teachers, and other teams, giving a big finger in the eye to the bullying.

It's exceptionally funny.

There you go. Two honest reviews in one. Proceed at your own comedic sensitivities (or peril).
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Very funny. One of those movies that you want to watch several times. Each time you watch it, you see bits of humor you didn't appreciate in previous showings.

This film definitely worth the watch.
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This movie doesn't break any new ground in cinematography. It is totally stupid, but I found it to be hilarious. There are a lot of subtle things in the plot and dialog that are outrageous. If you are a fan of Seann William Scott, this will probably satisfy. Just don't expect too much, and let the art wash over you.
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OK. If you like stupid humor and enjoy movies like Kingpin, Something About Mary, Along Came Polly, Super Troopers, Waiting, Role Models, 40 Year Old Virgin, etc. I think you will appreciate this movie. You probably need to play or at least understand the game of tennis to appreciate some of the humor, but Stiffler is simply hilarious to me. Randy Quaid is also great in this. Unfortunately he has a minor part.
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