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Boys Klub

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Lousy coming-of-age basketball movie has frequent bullying.

Movie NR 2004 98 minutes
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age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+

Good comedy with Sandlot type of style

I personally think that this is a great movie. It does have some parts where they spy on a women's backyard to look at her bras on the dry pin. But other than that it's pretty kid friendly!

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BOYS KLUB is one of those movies that is across-the-board terrible. The storyline is forced and often incoherent, the production values are sloppy and amateurish, and with the exception of R.D. Robb -- best known as the boy who "triple dog dared" his friend into sticking his tongue on the frozen flag pole in A Christmas Story -- the acting is flat and bland. The storyline is as unoriginal as you can get, and any moments of uniqueness spring out of conveniently forcing elements into the story so as to give the actors engaged in truly bizarre cameos (Rachel Hunter and Ike Turner, for instance) something to do. It's hard to believe Beau Bridges signed onto this, even as he's only there in the beginning and the end.

In addition, there is frequent bullying from older teens and a basketball coach who even uses the word "retard" to describe kids less skiled at sports--in a Boys Club, no less--and aside from a very brief tongue-lashing from the priest in charge of the Boys Club, there are no consequences for their cruel behavior. There really is nothing worthwhile in this movie. For those looking for coming-of-age movies and/or "comeback kid" sports movies, there are so many better options out there than this almost unwatchable movie.

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