Semi Pro, Semi Funny.
Semi-Pro has an R rating that liberates Ferrell from being family-friendly, as in a foulmouthed poker game that ends in a Russian-roulette stunt out of The Deer Hunter. Finally nice to see him curse again.
Almost every charater in this movie holds his own including Monix (Woody Harrelson) a former bench warmer for the Boston Celtics, hired by Jackie to whip the Tropics into shape. André Benjamin aka Clarence "Coffee" Black, once again proves himself as a comedic actor. Andy Richter as a locker-room attendant and especially Andrew Daly as the team's aching-to-be-hip announcer had me at the first giggle. It would have been nice to see some cameo's from Ben Stiller or Owen Wilson like they have done in other movies.
I was very generous with the 4 stars, i do think this movie could have been so much more.