My Story

domingo, noviembre 07, 2004


On Friday I went with some friends and watched Dodgeball, a movie with Ben Stiller (the actor from "There's something about Mary" and "Along Came Polly") and Vince Vaughn. The movie was about a small gym named "Average Joe's" which was about to belong to the big brand new "Globo Gym", a newly built gymnasium directed by White Goodman. Peter La Fleur the owner of "Average Joe's" is informed though the financial analyst Christine Taylor, that he needs 50.000 dollars to pay the mortgage of the gym so that he can keep it, so he and his friends become part of the world of dodgeball, "a sport of violence, exclusion and degradation". They make their own team and begin training with Patches O'Houlihan a popular ex-dodgeball player as their coach in order to win the dodgeball championships prize which is exactly 50.000 bucks.

The Bad Guys of the Globo Gym couldn't stay behind so they make their own team: the Purple Cobras, featuring the frighteningly ugly European champion Fran Stalinofskivich and Me'Shell, one of White's closest employees.

After having won all the matches, the two teams get to face each other in the finals, but Peter doesn't show up until the last moment, because he had been paid 100.000 to forget the gym. Even though he plays and Average Joe's team wins the tournament, Average Joe's Gym belongs now to Globo Gym. But what they didn't know, is that Peter took his 100.000 dollars and bet 50-1 to his team, so now they had 5 million dollars, and they buy Globo Gym's shares and therefore Average Joe's belongs to them again.

This movie was very funny and I had a great time watching it. Although it adds nothing new to the typical comedies, I really liked it and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have a good time and laugh.