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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

Updated on March 28, 2011

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Only real men play dodge ball

"Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" is one of the funniest films I've seen last year. The movie is essentially a parody of several sports films about the underdog defying impossible odds. In the film, Vince Vaughn plays an "average joe" who plays a owner of a small gym called Average Joes. However, Ben Stiller comes along with his conglomerate, Global Gym, and threatens to buy out Vince's gym unless he can come up with fifty thousand dollars in a few weeks. As luck would have it though, Vince and his friends join a dodgeball tournament to win the money, but Global Gym enters to try to stop them in their tracks. Ben Stiller is still his comedically funny self without the toilet humor this time (thank god), and Vince manages to remain his usually funny yet slightly sarcastic at times humor alive. Both actors are able to create alot of great chemistry like when they argue in the bar, and Ben just repeats everything Vince says. I couldn't stop laughing histarically while watching it. However, that's not to say this film is perfect. The script is extremely predictable and can be a tad silly at times, but hey its parody like comedy so screw logic. It may not have as much substance as other comedies like "Rushmore" or "Life Aquatic", but it makes you laugh so it's worth watching.

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      lol. good luck finding the dvd. i'd loan you my copy but i don't live next door to you to you though. sorry. lol.

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      Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

      Yes, there were a few predictable scenes in it, Stevennix....but for once Ben Stiller had to use half a tube of hair gel to style his hair for each scene shot! I love this movie and after reading this I'm in the mood to watch it again....Now if only I knew where I put the DVD?

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      Steven Escareno 7 years ago

      @sooner than later

      yeah, i don't disagree. i thought the bad guys were very funny. in fact, they were the best part of the film.

      @b.c. boutique

      yeah, mine too. i love watching this movie.

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      B.C. BOUTIQUE 7 years ago

      hehe..one of my favorite comedies, new ones at least!

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      sooner than later 7 years ago

      I thought that I would be to old to enjoy this one. My son brought it over and I laughed pretty hard. I can't help but to like the bad guys in movies. haha

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