Immaturity and poor sportsmanship once again find their firmly established place in children's athletics (at least among the adults) in this sports comedy. Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) is a tightly wound suburban father who had a competitive streak worn into him by his father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who never seemed to feel that his son measured up. When Phil's son joins a Little League soccer team, Phil signs on as coach, only to learn that Buck -- who also has a ten-year-old son these days -- will be coaching a team in the same league. Determined to show his father he can do the job, Phil impresses upon his young charges that winning is the only important thing, and soon gains a few enemies as he humiliates not only the kids on his own team, but their opponents as well. Directed by Jesse Dylan, Kicking & Screaming also features Kate Walsh and legendary football coach Mike Ditka. The screenplay was authored by Steve Rudnick and Leo Benvenuti (The Santa Clause) prior to the latter's death in 2000.~Mark Deming
Meat 1st will is the famous line from this movie. Two italian boys are the ringers on a bad news bears soccercteam and the uncle is very concerned about the meat being taken care of at his butcher shop before soccer
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One of the best from Will. Excellent family movie. Nothing offensive. Just a good clean family funny movie.
In Kicking and Screaming Will Ferrell plays a soccer coach who becomes overly obsessed with winning and beating his father's rival team. This is another hilarious Will Ferrell movie. Mike Ditka does a surprisingly good job in one of his only films. This movie is very funny and is great for the whole family.
This comedy confused me the first time I watched it... is it for children or adults. I know my younger brother a few times questioned things in the movie, wondering where the kids were all the time (since the focus is not on them). If it is aimed at adults, it is far too childish... if aimed towards children, it is not positioned well. I have to say though, the funniest parts of the movie come from Ditka, not the actual actors.