• The Benchwarmers (2006)

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Release Date: April 7th, 2006

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2006

PG-13|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
A baseball-loving millionaire (Jon Lovitz) helps three inept nerds (David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Heder) form a baseball team to compete with the meanest bullies in the Little League. One of the trio becomes the hero of nerds everywhere, until his fans learn that he was once a bully too.

Cast: David Spade, Rob Schneider, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Lochlyn Munro, Joe Gnoffo, Garrett Julian

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Happy Madison, Revolution Studios

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

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  • This formulaic mess of sports-movie cliches and self-esteem claptrap contains a couple of funny bits, but you have to slog through a lot of done-to-death bodily function jokes to get to them. show more

  • Not terrible, not terrible at all. Yes, the plot is terrible, some of the jokes are terrible, and Rob Schneider's bizarre from-the-neck-up oxblood tan is terrible, but the movie as a whole is a more-than-acceptable addition to the genre of shameless and hastily made American comedy. show more

  • You have to credit the filmmakers for at least acknowledging their level of dreck during the final credits, when Lovitz rhetorically asks, "This was a complete waste of time, wasn't it?" show more

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