Cast: Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall, Josh Hutcherson, Mike Ditka
Director: Jesse Dylan
“Here’s the deal, I’m the best there is I wake up in the morning and piss excellence” – Will Ferrell. The movie “Kicking and Screaming” was created in 2005 a year before the world cup the movie is about a dad named Phil who’s son becomes a benchwarmer on his dad’s team so he trades him to the Tigers Phil realizes how bad the Tigers are so Phil coaches the Tigers along with NFL coach legend Mike Ditka. Ditka wants new players and recruits two Italian boys named Massimo and Gian Piero from the local deli. Massimo and Gian Piero carry the Tigers to the championship games and make the Tigers a whole different team in the meantime Phil becomes addicted to coffee and becomes a raving maniac. Phil realizes what he did wrong and apologize to the team and the parents. On the whole road to the final he was benching his son Sam. It the end of the film the Tigers gather from what they know and win the final.
The brilliance of this film is the fact that they capitalize on the comedic effect to compliment Ferrell’s personality. Most people would say that kicking and screaming was an awful movie. However, Jesse Dylan took a whole different direction doing a movie that goes with a topic that America can’t relate to which is soccer and turned it into a film that got much criticism. To be fair he got a couple big star with the biggest one being Ferrell and Robert Duvall (commonly known from the Godfather) and not even an actor Mike Ditka former NFL football coach.