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By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Docu about MLB doping scandal has profanity, drugs.

Movie NR 2019 105 minutes
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This movie might just as well be called "Comedy of Errors," and director Corben cleverly infuses the movie with the slapstick tone of the jokers who populate this story. Screwball opens with a Latin-beat rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame," referencing ballplayers of Cuban extraction who were among Bosch's doping clients. Ironically, ARod had approached Corben to make a documentary about him. Corben was later also approached by the doping "doctor," Bosch, for the same self-glorifying reason. Neither project panned out but the material proved irresistible, leading Corben to attack it with a satisfying absurdist bent. Older teens, especially athletes, may find the whole story both entertaining and disturbing.

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