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At Theaters: 2/29/2008 On Video: 6/3/2008
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 30 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 519909
Studio: New Line Cinema
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Jackie Moon, a one-hit wonder who used the profits from the success of his chart-topping song "Love Me Sexy" to achieve his dream of owning a basketball team. But Moon's franchise, the Flint Michigan Tropics, is the worst team in the league and in danger of folding when the ABA announces its plans to merge with the NBA. If they want to survive, Jackie and the Tropics must now do the seemingly impossible - win.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Comedy - This is another silly sports comedy from Will Ferrell aimed at the young adult male audience, but this time there are more sex-related gags and harsher language--hence the R rating. Outkast fans may be disappointed by Andre Benjamin's fairly limited screen time.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Ferrell BLADES OF GLORY, STRANGER THAN FICTION
Woody Harrelson SLEEPWALKING, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN
Will Arnett THE BROTHERS SOLOMON, BLADES OF GLORY
Andre Benjamin IDLEWILD, FOUR BROTHERS, BE COOL
Maura Tierney BABY MAMA, INSOMNIA, FORCES OF NATURE
Andy Richter MADAGASCAR: THE CRATE ESCAPE
David Koechner THE COMEBACKS, WAITING, ANCHORMAN
Director: Kent Alterman Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Remembering The ABA
From A Flint To A Fire
Drafting The Team
Pre-Season
The Game
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 19 F-words, 25 S-words, 6 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Brief sex without nudity.
VIOLENCE: Comic hits and fights.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: Basketball, chases, fights.
COMEDY: Silly slapstick; wisecracks; some raunchiness.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average This movie struggles for laughs, in part because the writing is lazy with too much of the humor being obvious and easily telegraphed, and in part because Semi-Pro is obsessed with being a sports film rather than merely parodying one.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Although not exactly a slam dunk, Semi-Pro is definitely more than semi-funny.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 76 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
9
High
89%
13-19Teens (F)
13
Fairly High
85%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
12
Fairly High
83%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
10
Fairly High
70%
30+Adults (M)
19
Fairly Low
58%
30+Adults (F)
13
Fairly Low
54%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 76 moviegoers:
TEENS:As expected, teen males are the main ones who enjoyed "Semi-Pro." Over half loved it, but quite a few were somewhat disappointed and only rated it "Fair." The female reviews show that just over half truly enjoyed this movie. Unfortunately, the remaining reviews are pretty low. Only recommended for big fans of Will Ferrell.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:About half of the male and female reviews are great and half are disappointing. This makes it very difficult to make any sort of recommendation either way since some of you will enjoy it and some of you won't.
ADULTS:The females actually enjoyed this movie slightly more than the males. Unfortunately that's not saying much since these reviews aren't very good. Only around a quarter of the males and a third of the females truly enjoyed "Semi-Pro." A very large percentage of the reviews are below average or even lower. Not Recommended!


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
In the early 1970s, there were two basketball leagues in America - while the NBA ruled the sport, the ABA was defined by its outlaw flair and sensational showmanship. Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell) is the one-hit singing sensation behind "Love Me Sexy," who relishes his role as owner, coach and power forward for the fictional Flint, Michigan Tropics of the ABA.

But when the NBA announces a plan to merge with the ABA and only take with them the four teams with the best records, disbanding the rest of the ABA squads forever, Moon, assisted by former NBA benchwarmer Monix (Woody Harrelson) and flamboyant Clarence "Downtown" Withers (André Benjamin), decides to rally his motley team for an unlikely eleventh-hour pursuit of acceptance and glory.

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