Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Peter LaFleur is a charismatic underachiever and the proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe's. The facility's ecclectic cleintele is decidedly less-than-your-average Joes. Peter's humble gym catches the eye of White Goodman, the egomaniacal owner of Globo Gym. White places a foreclosing attorney inside the Average Joe's establishment to finalize his takeover of the gym, but attorney Kate is won over by Peter's boyish charm and joins the Average Joe's team. The only way to save the Average Joe's gym is to win a showdown dodgeball competition against Globo Gym, but can his ragtag team win?
When this movie is playing I just want to grab a dodgeball, a wrench, or just something - anything - and start throwing. Not because I'm mad, but because wouldn't it be fun to be part of that rag-tag team? Pain, humiliation, and S&M gear aside, they sure do have fun and make me laugh. This movie is plum full of ridiculous quotes and gut busting jokes. It simply makes me happy.
-- by Emily H.