Why oh why was this made? Why would these three "talented" actors get involved with a half-assed project like this?Unfunny, repulsive, stupid, idiotic and ridiculous are the few words that can describe this abominable train wreck of a film. The story of two fuckheads Mike (Daniel Stern) and Jimmy (Dan Aykroyd) whom are die-hard Boston Celtics fans, who kidnap the star player of the Utah Jazz, Lewis Scott (Damon Wayans) so that their beloved Celtics can beat the Jazz for the NBA championship, hence the title. Yeah, thatís such an Oscar-worthy idea, canít say the same about the rest.
"Someone Give Me An Aspirin"
No, itís a STUPID, STUPID idea, and the way that they realize this idea is even STUPIDER. The entire film did not get a SINGLE laugh out of me; instead it just gave me signs of annoyance and mild brain damage. The kidnapping scene is just awful, and it gets even worse when you see how stupid these three actors behave themselves in their roles, and they behave like complete idiots. Ooh, Scott is playing mind games with both Mike and Jimmy, calling them racists, faggots, and whatever shit he can come up with. Like racism and gay bashing have ANYTHING to do with whatís going on here (and still no laughs). Then comes the subplot with Mikeís family thatís filing for divorce because Mike is a crazed idiot sports fan, andÖ? Great, a subplot just added for the hell of it. Then the landlord comes and in the middle of it all, Scott escapes in the most ridiculous of ways. Supposedly we have to laugh at this scene, but we donít, because itís such a STUPID scene, it just makes you go like ďwhat the hell?Ē How the rest of the loyal Boston folks, which all are Celtic fans, screw over a desperate Scott because hey, heís Lewis Scott, the Utah Jazz player, just makes you cringe, and Scott goes: I wish my fans were this loyal, or some shit like that. God, why? The same when Scott has it all to escape when our ďheroesĒ park their truck in the gas station. Instead of running he brings out a toilet, and soon sprays Mike with gasoline, and then the lighter that he has doesnít work. And why did he bring out the toilet out? Then he later challenges Jimmy and Mike to a basketball match, in which he again ridiculously escapes, and then he forces them both to root for the Jazz AND for him because if they donít, theyíll go to jailÖ BUAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
Oh man, why did I just laugh? I laughed because the film contradicts itself so pathetically. I laugh because this film is such a retarded piece of shit. Iím laughing because itís supposedly a basketball satire and is nothing more than a fucking despicable pile of dung that what only manages to do is show the incompetence and the stupidity of EVERYONE involved in it. Iím not laughing about the humor since the humor is always forced. Thereís not a single scene thatís funny, much worse when we see these two idiots with their Jazz uniforms, now rooting forcibly for the Jazz in the middle of a Celtic crowd, it just makes you want to shoot yourself. The script is such lousiness, since thereís no character development, forced jokes, bad acting, and forgotten subplots. And furthermore, why was that Croatian Jazz player getting such camera time, and saying the same one liner over and over and over: ďI always have the good stuff?ĒIn the end, this movie is such as sack of shit, and what bothers me the most is how did the movie execs ever approved this junk for release and furthermore badging it under the name of comedy? I can think of better comedies to waste your time on instead of wasting your time, your patience and your brain cells in this crapwagon. Hell even those NASCAR commercials are even funnier than this shit. Seriously, if youíre thinking you can get some laughs out of this movie just because Stern, Aykroyd and Wayans are in it, FORGET IT! Avoid.
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originally posted: 06/21/02 23:13:06