"Don't rent it on pay-per-view, you'll be disappointed," I was warned by my wife as I clicked on the cable option. "It'll be stupid, and you'll lose interest half-way through."
But I was bored.
Really bored. The kids were in bed, I had nothing to read and Mrs. Film Geek was catching up on work she's missed this week while we hung out at the hospital. Even the WV Blogger Message Board was pretty dark.
The Benchwarmers seemed like a decent option.
Rob Schneider, Jon Heder and David Spade play losers who get tired of seeing kids bullied, so along with Jon Lovitz they stage a Round Robin Baseball Tournament to promote cooperation, and the acceptance of geeks and nerds everywhere. I like Schneider (does anyone remember his "Makin' Copies Guy" from SNL?), I'm a huge fan of Lovitz and the Napoleon Dynamite guy made me laugh.
So, I clicked "Buy" on the remote control.
I am obligated by marital contract to announce publicly: "She was right. I was wrong."
I loved Revenge Of The Nerds. And, The Bad News Bears. The Benchwarmers tries to be both of those, and fails. Skip it, and go hit some balls with your kid instead.