The Aristocrats
Öga rött, Ett

Bad News Bears (2005)
USA / English
"Disorganized. Disrespected. Dis summer. "
A grizzled little league coach (Thornton) tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.
Billy Bob Thornton Morris Buttermaker
Greg Kinnear Roy Bullock
Marcia Gay Harden Liz Whitewood
Sammi Kane Kraft Amanda Whurlitzer
Ridge Canipe Toby Whitewood
Brandon Craggs Mike Engelberg
Jeffrey Davies Kelly Leak
Timmy Deters Tanner Boyle
Carlos Estrada Miguel Agilar
Emmanuel Estrada Jose Agilar
Troy Gentile Matthew Hooper
Kenneth 'K.C.' Harris Ahmad Abdul Rahim
Aman Johal Prem Lahiri
Tyler Patrick Jones Timmy Lupus
Jeffrey Tedmori Garo Daragabrigadien
Director: Richard Linklater
Producer: Geyer Kosinski,Richard Linklater
Writer: Bill Lancaster,Glenn Ficarra
Rude and crude--I booed.
Well the premise isn't anything new. Some grizzled veteran goes in to teach kids what the real spirit of (insert game here) is, thus turning them from underdogs into champions. This one has the "Bad Santa" twist: Billy Bob Thornton being very rude around children. Because, see, he's saying very profane things, and they're like, children, you see? That's funny. It's a joke, get it? In case you didn't get it, we'll repeat the same joke for about 45 minutes before we get into any sort of exposition.

The exposition basically involving this: the team is getting better, but they can't win until they get GOOD players. See, because that's just heartening to see the underdogs have to have some amazing big kids come along and win their games for them. Then we get some more rude language, a sappy bit of twelve-year-old trying to be an adult (because, see... she's twelve. But she thinks she's an adult. And kids, like... they're growing up so fast now. And that's funny. So we're going to repeat that joke for the duration of the movie...), and that's basically how it goes until the climactic game against the evil "Last-year's winning team" that is distinctive only because they're bigger in stature than our heroic team. Because the other team is a bunch of bullies, but then again so is the team we've been following. And that coach, he's a big meanie, but then again... so's the coach we've been following. In fact, this movie is just kind of watching a bunch of bullies be bullies to each other, only the one kid who isn't a bully... well he never succeeds, he drops the ball all throughout, but hey, at least the crippled bully behind him becomes a better person when he catches it! It does, technically, have a good message about having fun, and the fact that it doesn't exactly turn out the way you expect is nice too. But who cares about that when it undermines that theme by ending with, again, kids bullying each other? "That's what I'm talking about!" So, wait, that's what I've spent the last two hours of my life doing, watching kids continually say the Big Bad S-word repetitively? C'mon, Linklater, I know you can do better than that.


Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 5.9
Musician: Ed Shearmur
Running time: 113 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]; Stereo [English]
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2