Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)


“If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.” – Patches O’Houlihan

Number of Times Seen – Twice (21 Dec 2004 and 16 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – In order to save their gym from being taken over by a large chain, a group of misfits enter a local dodgeball tournament.

My Take on it – Hilarious film that works quite well.

The cast is great with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller doing great jobs with these characters.

The story does take certain things to the extreme, but still manages to stay fun and entertaining the entire way.

The supporting cast is also great with Christine Taylor, Rip Torn, Justin Long, Joel David Moore, Stephen Root, Alan Tudyk, Jason Bateman, Gary Cole and William Shatner helping things to stay so engaging throughout.

The way that they create some memorable characters here is done really well because they all feel so unique in all that they do despite it sometimes going over the top.

The movie is also filled with some interesting cameos that enhance tings like David Hasselhoff, Lance Armstrong and Chuck Norris playing themselves.

As a kid I use to play dodgeball in camp and always loved the game, yet to see a pseudo-pro sport of it was quite enjoyable to watch after all these years.

The story is predictable, yet still works because it constantly moves along at a great ace which keeps it enjoyable throughout.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – According to many cast members, the hardest part of filming the dodgeball scenes was not flinching when they knew they were about to be hit by a ball. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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One thought on “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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