Thursday, September 20, 2012

Beer League (2006)

Director: Frank Sebastiano

Starring: Artie Lange, Ralph Macchio, Anthony DeSando, Cara Buono, Jimmy Palumbo, Joe Lo Truglio, Jerry Minor, Seymour Cassel, Laurie Metcalf

More info: IMDb

Tagline: No Gut, No Glory

Plot: An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

My rating: 6/10

Will I watch it again? No.

I like Artie Lange a lot.  He's the reason I watched this to begin with.  I thought for sure this would deliver some great belly laughs.  Nope, but I did enjoy the hell out of Lange.  What this picture was lacking in wasn't with the actors, direction, etc.; it was the script.  Lange and the director wrote it so this must be a labour of love and there are times when it shows.  The script needed some more professional tweaking.  It sucks that it's like that because there's some spots that the dialogue sounds exactly like what you think people would say (like shit I'd say) and those are great moments but the script as a whole feels like it needed some more polish to tighten up the slow spots and stuff.  I don't know, I feel really disappointed in this because I was all set to enjoy the hell out of I'm just sad.

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