KICKING & SCREAMING (2005 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Starsìììì

Kicking & Screaming quickly earns its place as a good child/adult share. A surprise casting choice of Will Farrell offset with Robert Duvall absolutely works in this quite good comedy. The film is one of Will Farrell’s better works. Seeing Mike Ditka adds spice to the story. Look for a young Josh Hutcherson in the movie.

Storyline

Phil Weston (Will Farrell) believes he is his own man, not at all like his father, until he gets his own soccer team to coach.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Jesse Dylan for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Judd Apatow, Daniel Lupi, and Charles Roven for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Phil Weston (Will Ferrell), Buck Weston (Robert Duvall), Mike Ditka (Mike Ditka), Barbara Weston (Kate Walsh), Janice Weston (Musetta Vander), Sam Weston (Dylan McLaughlin), Bucky Weston (Josh Hutcherson), Mark Avery (Steven Anthony Lawrence), Hunter (Jeremy Bergman), Byong Sun (Elliott Cho), Ambrose (Erik Walker), Connor (Dallas McKinney), Gian Piero (Francesco Liotti), Massimo (Alessandro Ruggiero), and Jack (Sammy Fine).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This flick has lots of laughter tucked into every scene. Will Farrell and Robert Duvall have good charisma and make a great casting choice for comedy.

Ben Meyers

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