PUTTING THE FUNK INTO THE DUNK.
1976, Flint, Michigan; one-hit wonder Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) now has a struggling basketball team and serves as both coach and star player, but a new arrival on the team shakes things up. Ferrell reportedly said that this will be his last sports-related comedy. Let’s hope so, because I’m having a hard time separating them now. This one has every ingredient you’ve seen in his previous films; mildly amusing, and there are shades of Kingpin (1996) in Woody Harrelson’s performance… but nothing is fresh about the movie.
2008-U.S. 91 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Kent Alterman. Cast: Will Ferrell (Jackie Moon), Woody Harrelson (Ed Monix), André Benjamin (Clarence), Maura Tierney, Andrew Daly, Will Arnett… Ed Helms, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Andy Richter, Jackie Earle Haley, Patti LaBelle.