Beer League

2006 "No Gut... No Glory."
5.9| 1h26m| R| en
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An unemployed slacker (Lange) inspires his softball teammates to improve their game so they won't get kicked out of the local league.

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Wordiezett So much average
Protraph Lack of good storyline.
Nessieldwi Very interesting film. Was caught on the premise when seeing the trailer but unsure as to what the outcome would be for the showing. As it turns out, it was a very good film.
Gary The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
sandcrab277 I found nothing funny about this movie...it was more of the sad old clap trap baloney used by out of work and out of touch comedians...its really paining me to watch it let alone write about it...no fat slob is going to get a girl like cara to bed yet alone getting head from her...its his fantasy talking...i'm happily watching something else that i don't have to groan over
The-Plague Artie Lange stars in 'Beer League' as the unemployed foul mouth drunkard Artie DeVanzo. Artie and Dennis Mangenelli (Anthony DeSando) have been competing with one another since high school. The two men continue their rivalry well into adulthood by playing in a beer league, which is basically just a group of grown men who get drunk and play softball. After a fight between the two teams during an exhibition the local police decide that the group with the better record at the end of the year will stay in the league, and the other is poop out of luck."Beer League' is a movie best enjoyed with a few friends and a few beers, and there is nothing wrong with that right? This comedy is purposely full of New Jersey stereotypes from angry waitresses at the diner to the typical garden state Italians. Writer/actor Artie Lange sticks to his raunchy style of comedy that will either have you on the floor laughing, or turning off the t.v. Cara Buono who plays Linda Salvo, (Artie's love interest), is truly charming although she isn't quite the girl next door type. His fellow teammates consisting of Jo Lo Truglio, Seymour Cassel, Jerry Minor, and Ralph Macchio (wax on wax off) all come together to form a believable New Jersey softball team that you can't help but want to join.Critics never rate low-brow comedies such as this very highly, and it truly is a shame. I would gladly take this small budget movie that was only shown on 165 screens over some of these hundred million dollar summer blockbusters. 'Beer League,' which also made my list of movies to watch while drinking is crude and immature with a dash of genius. 'Beer League' is obviously aimed towards a male audience (sorry ladies) and is entirely "love it or leave it," but Lange's performance alone makes this movie worth a watch, come for the Lange, stay for the beer…league.
RNMorton Lange is deadbeat loser who's only ray of sunshine in life is his softball team, at least until he hooks up with Buono. Macchio is his best friend and DeSando his arch enemy on and off the field. The movie is split rather evenly between softball action and the rest of the other shenanigans. I spent years playing in softball leagues like this, I've played on fields like their field (which I love), I've played with guys like the guys on Artie's team, although the language was a little better. I love Buono, she's the best thing in this movie, the only question you're asking is why she's hanging with a loser like Artie (who admittedly has some redeeming characteristics). I don't like the raunchiness, I think it hurts the movie, problem is with guys like Lange the raunchy part is so ingrained in the rest of the schtick that it's impossible to separate it out. Jimmy Palumbo does a great bit announcing as he plays, it's that sort of thing along with Buono that makes this a thumbs up rather than thumbs down. Parts of the movie are very rewatchable. And BTW, both Lange and Palumbo are real playahs.
sbs5cats Watched/listened to this train wreck on the "Secret Stash" on Comedy Central last night. At this hour, it wasn't too censored and I found it virtually unwatchable. Not since Manos: The Hands of Fate, back in the Mystery Science Theater 3000 days, has Comedy Central fielded such garbage. Would actually rather have seen a 44th rerun of an old "Dave Chapelle Show" than to be subjected to this. Most of the commercials were sustaining (Comedy Central) as I can imagine they would have had a hard time attracting any advertising save for local cable stuff. In my opinion, after "Manos", this is the worst movie Comedy Central has ever shown.Skip it!