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Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (Widescreen Edition)
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When their local gym is threatened by a large fitness conglamorate, a group of misfits rise to the challenge in a winner take all tournament of Dodgeball.
How's this for impressive trivia: Dodgeball faced off against The Terminal in opening-weekend competition, and 29-year-old writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber aced Steven Spielberg by a score of $30 to $18.7 in box-office millions. That's no mean feat for a newcomer, but Thurber's lowbrow script and rapid-fire direction--along with a sublime cast of screen comedians--proved to be just what moviegoers were ravenous for: a consistently hilarious, patently formulaic romp in which the underdog owner of Average Joe's Gym (Vince Vaughn) faces foreclosure unless he can raise $50,000 in 30 days. The solution: A dodgeball tournament offering $50K to the winners, in which Vaughn and his nerdy clientele team up against the preening, abhorrently narcissistic owner (Ben Stiller) of Globo Gym, who's threatening a buy-out. That's it for story; any 5-year-old could follow it with brainpower to spare. But Thurber, Vaughn, Stiller, and their well-cast costars (including Stiller's off-screen wife, Christine Taylor) keep the big laughs coming for 96 nonsensical minutes. With spot-on cameos by champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong, David Hasselhoff, Hank Azaria, Chuck Norris, and William Shatner, and a crudely amusing coda for those who watch past the credits, Dodgeball is no masterpiece, but you can bet Spielberg was unexpectedly humbled by its popular appeal. --Jeff Shannon
- Aspect Ratio : 2.35:1
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : Unrated (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches; 4.8 Ounces
- Item model number : FOX2225270DVD
- Director : Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Run time : 1 hour and 32 minutes
- Release date : December 7, 2004
- Actors : Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Vince Vaughn, Rip Torn, Justin Long
- Dubbed: : French, Spanish
- Subtitles: : English, Spanish
- Producers : Ben Stiller, Mary McLaglen, Rhoades Rader, Stuart Cornfeld, Todd C. Guzze
- Language : English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Unqualified
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- ASIN : B0006419IM
- Writers : Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #115,687 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The problem is like many of Stiller’s other movies Dodgeball is just sort of funny. Yes, there are some times when it’ll get a chuckle like when LaFleur’s team plays their first dodgeball game against a troop of Girl Scouts who get disqualified because one of their members was on three different kinds of steroids or when Goodman says nobody makes him bleed his own blood and then he catches his ride from one of his workers on a moped or when they have to wear S&M costumes for their first tournament round. None of these will make you really laugh however.
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The film itself looks really good, but where this blu ray disappoints is with the extras.
On the DVD you get commentary,deleted scenes, alternate ending, dvd rom content, bloopers, featurettes & trailers.
On the blu ray you get theatrical trailer, fox on blu ray & websites.
For a medium that gives you more storage space, there is no excuse for all the extra features being dropped.
Most blu rays will have the special features in standard def, which is fine, so why they felt the need to gyp the blu ray buying public is beyond me.
Film gets 5 stars, the blu ray only 3.
across the street is Vince Vaughn the down trodden scruffy gym owner who refuses to sell up to Stiller, so with his bunch of losers as staff they decide to compete their respective staff in the latest craze "Dodgeball"
Rip Torn acts as a coach in his wheelchair throwing large spanners for the downtrodden ( never played before) team to dodge, William Shatner shows up as a judge also Chuck Norris is there, needless to say there is a happy ending with hilarious bits on the way, look out for the cheer leaders bit with a rather large girl who is lifted onto one of teams shoulders, she first admits to the poor guy she wasn't wearing panties, enjoy!
The second time I watched it I pulled a muscle from laughing.
This movie is a real treat, it's very silly indeed and arrived at a time that I was telling all my friends that there isn't a movie out there that makes me laugh as much as the Life of Brian.
If you watch even part of this movie - wait until the bag-of-wrenches training scene and make your mind up - if that doesn't make you giggle then someone must be chiselling your headstone as we speak.
A super, super movie if you're in need of some sillyness in your life.