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Calvin Cambridge, has been through it all so many times before: It's another "prospective parents day" at the orphanage. But, today will be like all the others, and Calvin will end it with his best friends Murph and Reg on the backyard basketball court. He'll shoot hoops while fantasizing about his dream of someday playing in the NBA and hope that next time his dream of finding a family will come true.
Comedy - It's a simple and predictable little comedy with some good laughs
and a few touching moments. While it has a decent amount of humor
it's not totally a comedy. It should certainly appeal to younger
viewers and be somewhat enjoyable to most adults.
PROFANITY: Damn 3 times, Sucks once SEX/NUDITY: None VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: One chase scene and some basketball scenes. COMEDY: A fair amount of humor. Quite a few laughs and chuckles.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
As predicted, children loved "Like Mike." Most teens also enjoyed it very much. Adults rated it a little higher than I predicted, which is always good to see.
With these high opinions from all age groups, "Like Mike" is a movie I can easily recommend, especially as a great family film!
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
This is a fun little comedy with some decent laughs and a few touching moments. It's pretty much what you expect from the previews. It had a little less comedy than I expected, but it was still entertaining.
I believe most moviegoers will be pleased with "Like Mike." The younger moviegoers will almost certainly enjoy it more than adults and will probably rate it "Excellent" to "Fantastic." I predict adult opinions will be primarily in the "Good" to "Very Good" range.
If you go to movies and all you expect from them is to be entertained then you will almost certainly enjoy "Like Mike." If you go to movies expecting in-depth characterizations and an intriguing plot, this movie probably isn't for you.
Fourteen year old, hoops-loving Calvin Cambridge has a dream: to be a famous basketball player — to mix it up among the NBA's greatest. But in a game dominated by giants with unparalleled athletic abilities, Calvin's diminutive stature and limited skills, make this a far-off fantasy. Or is it? After he laces up a mysterious pair of old sneakers inscribed with the faded initials "MJ," Calvin makes the leap from playground hijinks to NBA superstardom ... hitting 25-foot jumpers, making behind-the-back passes and slamming home devastating dunks. Along the way, Calvin teaches his incredulous All-Star roommate and teammates a few non-hoops-related lessons.