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Benchwarmers, The


Stars: Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz

Director: Dennis Dugan

An exceptionally silly, frequently vulgar but often funny comedy about a trio of nerds and under-achievers who form a baseball team, and proceed to take a county's local little league apart.

Star of the team is Gus (Schneider) whose wife (Molly Sims) is obsessed with getting pregnant. His assistants are record store manager Richie (Spade) and paper boy Clark (Napoleon Dynamite's Heder) whose achievements with the bat are 20 broken windscreens and six dead birds.

There are quite a few funny jokes - all in the worst possible taste. You'll want to hate this movie - but the chances you'll end up giggling almost throughout.

David Quinlan

USA 2005. UK Distributor: Columbia/Sony. Colour by De Luxe.
85 minutes. Not widescreen. UK certificate: 12A.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 0, Drugs 0, Swearing 1.

Review date: 18 Sep 2006