Semi-Pro (15)

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Time Out says

Tue Feb 26 2008

It’s rimshots all the way in this unexceptional Will Ferrell basketball comedy which gives its star a garish ’70s backdrop of fish-bowl bubble-perms, sequin-trimmed kaftans and Average White Band in which to wave his broad comic shtick (running around in circles, flailing arms, screaming, etc).

He plays Jackie Moon, a hirsute, one-time funk sensation who injects the profits of his sole hit single ‘Love Me Sexy’ into buying rinky-dink local basketball team Flint Tropics, who he plays for, manages and promotes.

Like ‘Talladega Nights’ and ‘Anchorman’, ‘Semi-Pro’ resorts to the bombast of brash ‘infotainment’ news and sports programming to mine its humour. This, admittedly, yields a few glorious moments (Moon, for purely hyperbolic motives, dubs the final game of the Tropics’ season the ‘Mega Bowl’ and claims it to be the greatest event since ‘the invention of the submarine’) but also leaves you with the chilling thought that there isn’t a sport that couldn’t be stripped and stretched to fit this tired format.
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15

UK release:

Fri Feb 29, 2008

Duration:

91 mins

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Shahinoor

Roger rabbit: what kind of lowlife makes love to a bag of spanners? This film was a great will ferrel movie and i would pay to watch it again!

Shahinoor

Roger rabbit: what kind of lowlife makes love to a bag of spanners? This film was a great will ferrel movie and i would pay to watch it again!

benn bobbins

absolutly crackin film 1 of will ferrells best after old school id let will love me sexy anytime alright skills x x x x x x x x x x x x

benn bobbins

absolutly crackin film 1 of will ferrells best after old school id let will love me sexy anytime alright skills x x x x x x x x x x x x

Sas

If you do not think that this is one of the all time great Ferrel movies, to quote the legendary Ron Burgandy, "I will fight you".

Sas

If you do not think that this is one of the all time great Ferrel movies, to quote the legendary Ron Burgandy, "I will fight you".

Dick$i

This film is THE most complete load of shit i have seen in a longgggg time! It tries to be funny and has no plot and its as bad as some bollocks ive seen like the ginger dead man, and that was shit.

adam

WILL FERRELL is brilliant! You rated it bad, because u have a crap boring sense of humour.

adam

WILL FERRELL is brilliant! You rated it bad, because u have a crap boring sense of humour.