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Semi-Pro - Movie Synopsis & Plot

Will Ferrell stars in Semi-Pro, an outrageous comedy set in 1976 against the backdrop of the maverick ABA - a fast-paced, wild and crazy basketball league that rivaled the NBA and made a name for itself with innovations like the three-point shot and slam dunk contest. Ferrell plays 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.

MOVIE REVIEW

Basketball has evolved tremendously over the last several decades, though from what I can't really say as I neither was alive then nor care now to really research the matter. Still, basketball of old seems to scream of more innocent, less luxurious times, and Semi-Pro, the new Will Ferrell movie coming to DVD this Tuesday, had an excellent opportunity to capitalize on such a concept. Ferrell has already taken on figure skating, NASCAR and weathermen with a similar approach and style, and it seemed almost inevitable that Semi-Pro would be one of his most successful films to date. Amazingly, it turned out to be a box office disappointment, and having now watched the film, I must say that, for once, audiences were to smart to avoid this picture.
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