Semi-Pro (2008)

Rated R, you jive turkeys.

Alley oop your way into the 19th edition of Scoring At The Movies. This was Will Ferrell’s last sports flick after a whole run of them throughout the middle of the 2000s. While neither critics nor audiences appreciated it, we had a good time with this lunacy. Ferrell is just a funny fellow. That’s not to say the movie doesn’t have a lot of fouls against it. Chris highlights (lowlights?) a bunch of those, but Ryan is more forgiving of the flaws. So put on your ’70s duds, stabilize your spine and spend 46 minutes hearing us jam about a goofy b-ball comedy.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

2008 U.S. Box Office

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

Info about the alley oop

Ryan’s response to “Jackie’s teammates are doing just an awful job of stabilizing his spine”

Links to: Hoosiers and White Men Can’t Jump and Elf and Anchorman and Dodgeball and Talladega Nights

YouTube links: “Jive Turkey?” and Jackie wrestles a bear and the guys use eyeliner and the alley oop and Jackie’s teammates disregard his spine and Jackie’s ridiculous free throws

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