Bad News Bears (2005)
No, I said to pick me up a six-pack of Newcastle, you dumbshit!

Theatrical Release Date: 07/22/2005
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast:Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden

This is part of a series of films seen on planes transecting the Pacific Ocean a number of times in November of 2005. Hence, it’s more of a snapshot review but it’ll give you enough to know whether you should see it at somepoint, so here you go:

In another remake of a classic film, “Bad News Bears” sees Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton try to fill the jock strap of Walter Matthau.

Fellow Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear and Academy Award winner Marcia Gay Harden ill out the adult roles in the updated version of talent-less brats pulling together as one big misfit little league team.

I really wanted to hate this, I hold the original near and dear to my heart. However, this wasn’t too bad.

They stuck to the formula that works and it was actually kind of fun to see Thornton’s take on the alcoholic ex-ball player turned estranged father and coach.

Worth a look see if it hits your movie channels … you don’t want to lose the profanity on a cable version. Half the fun is hearing kids swear. A 3 out of 5.