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Here Comes the Boom

Release Date 09 Nov 2012 TBA

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Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy

A physics teacher moonlights as a mixed martial arts fighter in order to save his school's music program.

Cast:
Salma Hayek | Kevin James | Henry Winkler | Melissa Peterman

Writers:
Kevin James

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Directors:
Frank Coraci

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HERE COMES THE BOOM (USA/12A/105mins)

Directed by Frank Coraci. Starring Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler, Greg Germann, Joe Rogan, Gary Valentine, Charice, Bas Rutten, Reggie Lee.

THE PLOT: He may have won Teacher Of The Year 10 years ago, but these days, 42-year old biology teacher Scott Voss (James, who co-wrote the script) is pretty low down the Christmas card list of Principal Betcher (Germann). But when Betcher announces that, in order to save $48,000, Wilkinson High School is cutting all extra-curricular activities, Voss suddenly finds a reason to get his act together. At the very least, it might impress fellow teach Bella Flores (Hayek). And that’s when Scott spots the fine art of Ultimate Fighting – where the loser can make a quick and bloody $10,000.

THE VERDICT: Not to be confused with the TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (think Springer meets Tantrums & Tiaras), there’s every chance that that particular little squealing pig of a beauty pageant kid and her bovine mum would love this movie. Or just about anything the amicable everyslob Kevin James has to offer.

I actually have a soft spot for James, his comic timing on his breakthrough TV sitcom The King Of Queens verging, at times, on Jackie Gleason good. Since hooking up with the equally amicable but equally spent Adam Sandler though, James has found himself in increasingly loud premises with increasingly whimpering results. The sort of comic premises that spark just about enough inspired moments to fill a decent trailer. Which, of course, is sometimes all you need to make a hit these days. Especially when you’re trying to lure Honey Boo Boo’s mum (you know, the woman who looks like a thumb) off the couch and into the cinema snack emporium. RATING: 2/5

Review by P Byrne 

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    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    WildRose86

    Very enjoyable light hearted tale of a regular guy, bored with his rut, tries to save the music section of the school he teaches in by cage fighting. (I'm not lying, this is the plot) Good fun!

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    Marty hanratty

    This is Kevin James's best film to date. Give this movie a chance if your looking for a movie to watch with the family, date night, or just want a great laugh and a little inspiration.

    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    hegothelips

    It's Kevin James...need i say more? Now don't get me wrong, i love Kevin James and this movie was fun but were making honest film reviews right? Here comes the boom is a fun family film and it gets a 5/5 if thats what were basing it on, but if were basing it on a quality film and all then it gets a 2/5

    • Currently 2/5 Stars.

    Amandareid007

    The Wedding Singer's Frank Coraci retains an endearing fondness for funny-faced bit-parts, but it's fundamentally formulaic in construction and mediocre in execution

    • Currently 3/5 Stars.

    Onionhead

    This film moves at a good pace, is funny throughout, with some real laugh out loud moments, and leaves you with a good feeling at the end.

    • Currently 1/5 Stars.

    mart

    The film aims to be simultaneously a coarse sentimental little-guy comedy, a tale of embracing the American dream, and an increasingly serious underdog fight movie on the lines of Rocky. It fails on all three counts.