Saturday, March 1, 2008

‘Semi-Pro’ semi-sucks

There isn’t much funny in Will Ferrell’s new basketball movie. It’s just a loosely connected series of weakly inspired ideas.

Andrew Daly is amusing as a happy-go-lucky sports announcer. But Will Arnett is, as always, unpleasant. And fairly talented folk such as Andy Richter, Kristen Wiig, Tim Meadows and Rob Corddry are put to waste.

I do like Will Ferrell’s faux-funky ’70s song “Love Me Sexy.” Click here to hear that on my Vox audio stash, and save your $8.50.

8 comments:

Invisible Woman said...

Not funny?

What a surprise! (insert sarcasm here).

Is there a such thing as a funny Will Ferrell movie? Not in my book, and I loved him on SNL.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I must say, IW, that "Anchorman" made me laugh out loud. The race-car movie had a few chuckles in it.

Otherwise... yeah... not hittin'.

Kellybelle said...

Thanks for the heads up. I'll wait til the hustleman gets it.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Hee-hee...

Andrew said...

Ferrell's schtick is getting old, but I can't say I blame the guy for repeating himself. Since hitting it big, he's tried to branch out three times (Stranger Than Fiction, Winter Passing, Melinda & Melinda), all pretty good movies, yet they all bombed miserably.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Winter Passing??

Invisible Woman said...

I don't know why, but men seem to love Will Ferrell movies waaay more than women (an observation after discussing his movies with many folks).

Go figure.

Eric said...

Ever since I started seeing commercials for this it's been obvious to me that a straight adaptation of Terry Pluto's "Loose Balls" would be about 4 times funnier.