Semi-Pro R

Putting the funk into the dunk.
Semi-Pro
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  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: June 3, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 2.35
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 EX - English
    • Dolby Surround 2.0 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Theatrical teasers and trailers
    • Featurette:
      1. The Story Behind the One-Hit-Wonder
      2. Recreating the American Basketball Association
      3. Four Days in Flint
      4. 4.The Man Behind Semi-Pro
    • Behind the scenes footage with Bill Walton, Bob Costas and Dick Pepperfield
  • Interactive Features:
    • Animated Menus
  • Music Video:
    • Love Me Sexy

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 290,682
Rating: 2.0/5 -- Will Ferrell's Semi-Pro is a dreadful comedy. It's lazy and slipshod. Full Review
Fayetteville Free Weekly
Feb 2, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- SEMI-PRO tosses improvised skits around like comedy candy....The highpoint sees Ferrell wrestling a bear that escapes into a packed audience of sports fans...
Total Film
May 1, 2008
Root-canal territory all the way Full Review
CinePassion
Aug 27, 2009
The semifunny Semi-Pro is amiable enough, but you never feel there's much at stake. Full Review
Newsweek
Mar 31, 2008
Semi-Pro is, to put it charitably, semi-good. And I'm sure it will make a load of money. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Nov 29, 2017
Rating: 7/10 -- Semi-Pro isn't the most well-designed of comedies, it's far too disjointed without enough thought given to making it work as a whole, but there are enough genuinely funny moments, especially from upstart Daly, to make it worth a look. Full Review
ComingSoon.net
Mar 30, 2011
You take the Will Ferrell formula and you plug it in, but somehow it just feels kind of uninspired and flat.
Ebert & Roeper
Mar 3, 2008

Product Description:

Over the course of a string of successful comedies that includes TALLADEGA NIGHTS and BLADES OF GLORY, Will Ferrel has perfected a type of swaggering, machismo-fueled character, heavy on ego and severely lacking in intellect of any kind. Typically set in the world of sports, these movies have allowed Ferrel free range to both mock and celebrate idiot masculinity. SEMI-PRO, Ferrell's homage to the wild, afro-picked splendor of the short-lived American Basketball Association, continues this trend, and finds him embodying yet another larger-than-life hunk a burnin' love in the form of Jackie Moon, R&B singer-turned-owner/player/coach of the hapless Flint, Michigan Tropics.

As sports movies go, SEMI-PRO's story should be more than familiar to even the most casual fan. The Tropics are a lackluster franchise that place good times and flash over winning. However, when the league announces that they will be merging with the NBA and only taking the top four teams along, the Tropics buckle down and give true ballin' a shot. SEMI-PRO follows the comedic formula of other Ferrell movies and contains an equal amount of satire (tame-but-effective ‘70s goofs), slapstick (on-court brawls, zany stunts), and surreal non-sequiturs (an improvised poker game provides one of the film's most deliciously bizarre scenes), but it's not exactly interchangeable with Ferrell's other movies. Though the actor cuts loose as Jackie Moon, the film is decidedly an ensemble picture, with Woody Harrelson providing the movie's true protagonist, in washed up former NBA player Monix, and Andre Benjamin offering a charming turn as flashy NBA wannabe Clarence "Coffee" Black. Perhaps most interestingly, however, is SEMI-PRO's surprising attention to detail, though the Flint Tropics are a fictional team, the real ABA was every bit as wacky, unhinged, and, yes, entertaining as SEMI-PRO itself.

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  • Sales Rank: 75,316
  • UPC: 794043121449
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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