Everybody knows that the underdog wins in the end and this movie is no exception. What sets it apart from the others is it’s comedy. They had me in the first 30 seconds. “We at Globo Gym know that fatness is genetic … like balding or necrophilia.” But that was just the beginning…the movie only got funnier.

  • The tournament is hosted by the ADAA-The American Dodgeball Association…of America

  • Stephen Root and Gary Cole back together again (Office Space), even if they never have a scene together, it’s a note-worthy affair

  • Cameos included – Hank Azaria, Lance Armstrong, Chuck Norris, William Shatner, David Hasselhoff, and Lori Beth Denberg (the kid from All That)

  • Vince Vaughn’s deadpan everyman played well against Ben Stiller’s psychotic exercise freak

  • Pepper Brooks and Cotton McKnight – Gary Cole’s firm charm stands up well under Jason Bateman’s bouncy insanity

  • The tournament is broadcast on ESPN 8, “The Ocho”

  • The funniest moments are NOT in the trailer – “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” – “If you can dodge traffic, you can dodge a ball”

  • I was able to guess about 50% percent of the laughs and 100% of the plot twists, but it didn’t ruin the movie

So go see it already!

Editors note: If this review seems slightly skimpy: A) that’s because it is and B) I saw the movie about 3 weeks ago and doubt that anyone will see it based on this (not that my reviews affect anybodies opinion anyways.

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