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You only get one shot at greatness, and if that one chance slips through your fingers, it's game over. Or is it? After years of retirement from pro sports, Stan Ross is about to discover that there are such things as second chances - in sports, in love, in life - but first, you've got to undo the mistakes that fouled you up the first time around.
Comedy - It's a story of an arrogant baseball player who finally learns to be
a team player. You've seen this type of story many times before so
it's pretty predictable. He's not likeable at first so the story
isn't very likeable, but as he changes the story gets better.
PROFANITY: 7 S-words, many milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: No nudity or sexual activity, just some talk of sex . VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Just a few drinks in a bar. ACTION: None COMEDY: About a dozen chuckles and a few more smiles.
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Roger EbertFull Review Good Baseball heroes are not necessarily the nicest guys on earth, but do moviegoers want to know that? Two movies about flawed legends, Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, bombed at the box office. Now here is 'Mr. 3000,' starring Bernie Mac as a player so disliked that even the team's mascot disses him. This time, however, the movie is a comedy, not a dirge, and Bernie Mac gives a funny and kind of touching performance as a man who attains greatness once and then has to do it again.
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
We collected 118 moviegoer opinions. Not bad at all, but not great. You'll likely not be disappointed seeing "Mr. 3000," but about a third of you will only feel it's an average/OK movie, which still isn't too bad.
The problem is the relatively high percentage of "Good" opinions, which we've discovered are a little bit on the low side. Fortunately, there are virtually no opinions below "Good." This tells me that most people really enjoyed "Mr. 3000" and no one truly disliked it. It's easy to recommend "Mr. 3000," but not highly. In fact, you may want to help ensure that you get your money's worth by seeing a matinee.
Ten years ago, Stan Ross was a pro
ballplayer blessed with one of the sweetest
swings - and one of the worst attitudes - in
the league. A man with big talent, a bigger
mouth and an even bigger ego, he was
clearly on his way to becoming a legend. The
day he batted his 3,000th hit, assuring him of
an eventual place in the Hall of Fame, Ross
instantly quit the game, leaving his
teammates in the lurch. Never looking back,
Ross began his 'Mr. 3000' shopping empire,
fueling his self-satisfaction solely with that
one magical number.
But now, just as Ross is about to be
voted at last into the Hall of Fame, an error is
discovered: the man who thought he was
'Mr. 3000,' is actually . . . 'Mr. 2,997.' Three
hits shy of the landmark number, Ross has
only one choice: get up off the couch, pick
up his bat and rejoin the Milwaukee Brewers
for the most unlikely comeback sports has
Literally going back to first base, Ross
has no idea what he's in for. Out of shape,
over the hill and in deep denial, he quickly
becomes a joke to the press, the bane of his
teammates and a juicy story to Mo Simmons
(Angela Bassett), the tough-minded reporter
who once had a memorable fling with Ross
back in the day.
But just as Ross thinks it's all about the
numbers, he finally begins to see
what really counts. Soon, the
cocky, self-absorbed, ego
machine is trying a different
tactic: discovering the fun of
teamwork, ethics and even
falling in love...as he learns the
difference between a successful
life and a meaningful one.