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Balls Out

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Crude, lowbrow sports spoof has a few chuckles.

Movie R 2015 100 minutes
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These days, spoof movies are cheap and plentiful; they're usually lowest common denominator stuff, but with a handful of Saturday Night Live vets on board, this one fares slightly better. The makers of BALLS OUT are aware of every single sports movie cliché and have cheerfully packed them together. But rather than simply copying better-known scenes from better-known movies and throwing in gross-out gags, the film actually tries for its own unique sight gags and verbal wit.

The humor is still very broad and lowbrow, but that can be forgiven. Too bad it has other, severe limitations. Following even more sports movie conventions, it's unable to conjure up any truly carefree characters -- but at the same time, even the sympathetic characters are too silly to really care about. Because of this distancing, the movie's jokes are likely to fade from memory rather quickly, even if they do deliver a few decent chuckles.

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