Starring: Will Ferrell, Woody Harrelson, Andre 3000, Will Arnett,
Director: Kent Alterman
Synopsis: Jackie Moon is the player, owner, and coach of the Flint Michigan Tropics, an ABA team who is struggling on the court. The team gets a jolt of energy when they trade for Ed Monix (Woody Harrelson) and the idea that they could make the NBA (merger) by making it to fourth place in the ABA. Monix begins coaching the team and they instantly become much better. Setting up a clash with the number 1 ranked Spurs!
Review: Will Ferrell is at his best here, constantly funny, while leading an all star comedic cast. Semi pro also takes basketball and makes it funny, Ferrell’s constant banter with father pat, or fighting against the other team. There’s always something funny going on during the games. This movie is pretty straight forward, with nothing too deep going on, but it works really well and keeps you laughing throughout.
Favorite Scene: My favorite scene is the poker scene where they are all having the locker room talk and Cornelius calls Lou a “Jive Turkey.” It’s absolutely hilarious, and they begin playing fake roulette with an actual loaded gun.
Recommendation: I would recommend this movie if you enjoy Will Ferrell’s style of comedy! It’s a really funny movie that covers all the bases. Please watch this if you haven’t! And if you have WATCH IT AGAIN!