February 4, 2008, - 2:15 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I sorta, kinda like Will Farrell and always hope to like his comedies. But, usually, I’m sadly let down.
Just got back from screening his much hyped, “Semi-Pro,” which comes out late this month. And, while I won’t post my complete review until closer to its release, let’s just say, this one was no exception. It’s SOOOOO bad, it’s awful. There are moments of lucid detectable humor. But mostly, it’s just bad. It’s crap. In one word: OY.
Please G-d, give me back that 1.5 hours I just wasted. More evidence that anything can be greenlit in Hollywood, so long as it has the right name on the marquis–in this case, Will Farrell.
White men can jump. But, in this case, they–along with quite a few Black men (and women)–can jump at the chance to make more silver screen trash.
“Slapshot,” it ain’t.
Tags: Semi-Pro, Semi-Tolerable By Debbie Schlussel