Producer/writer Bradley Jackson and director Andrew Disney bring this entry to the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival from the USA. They offer the tradition of the classic "Dodgeball" (you don't have to admit you've seen that one), so brace yourself for a raucous send-up of sports comedies. A reviewer at Tribeca Film Festival called it a "chuckle-fest" so somebody already likes it.

With adulthood staring them in the face, a team of misfits re-assembles for one last game of intramural football. This is the perfect setup for puerile behavior, over-the-top humor and worn-out stereotypes, but remember, clichés work! As I watched this rag-tag team of archetypes, I heard snickers, followed by titters, then finally out-and-out laughter from a delighted audience.

Here's the cast:
  • Jake Lacy ("Obvious Child") is Caleb, a clean-cut Yuppie (to use an outdated term) who is preparing for his LSATs. His fiancée expects her father to hire him in the family law firm when he finishes school.
  • Nikki Reed (The "Twilight" saga) plays Meredith, the really, really repulsive fiancée. (In these movies we have to have someone to loathe, and she is one of the two who fill the bill.)
  • Beck Bennett ("Saturday Night Live") is Dick, another loathsome character, team captain of their arch rivals. He specializes in nasty humor and dirty tricks, is a horrible coach and an embarrassing brother.
  • Kate McKinnon ("Saturday Night Live") brings us the lovely Vicky, who is sweet on Caleb, but is stuck with that awful brother.
  • Nick Kocher ("Much Ado About Nothing" First Watchman) plays Grant, who suffers an unfortunate accident...
  • Brian McElhaney ("Much Ado About Nothing" Second Watchman) is Chance, an uptight wannabe magician whose father wants him to go to medical school.
Even thought we saw gross behavior and heard plenty of anatomical humor, there was an energetic buzz as we exited the theater, the best indicator that an audience had a good time. I know I did. (Shhh, don't tell anyone.)
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