When you approach the movie in relation to its target audience, I think the film does a decent job. I’m positive kids will enjoy Ferrell’s wild extremities and the “stupidness” of the story. And parents will have the satisfaction of being somewhat entertained as well. If you don’t have kids, you might think about skipping this one and sticking to good fare like OLD SCHOOL and WEDDING CRASHERS.
The Red Cards: Deleted Scenes: These few unfinished scenes range from stupid to funny.
The Yellow Cards: Outtakes: Now these are truly hilarious! I’m not sure why these were cut but they are gutbusting scenes of Will Ferrell and Ditka just going insane.
Alternate Takes: These are conversely terrible. Just a bunch of nothing.
Kickin’ It With The Kids: Here’s the description on the box: “The film’s kid actors reveal the fun and hard work of acting in the movie!” Yeah, they call playing hard work. Lasting only three minutes, I’m not sure other kids would even be interested in learning that they have to go to school while these kids can do whatever they want.
Soccer Camp: This feature is more like it with a look at the soccer training the cast was put through by Dan Medcalfe (Nike’s Coach of the Year). Dan relates the challenge of training actors in performing difficult soccer maneuvers.
From Rome To Hollywood: An EPK that follows the two Italian soccer prodigies. I wanted to see more of these guys. They are absolutely amazing.
Behind The Net: Concluding things, this 12 minute EPK is the standard fare of the cast reminiscing how much fun they had making the project. There’s even a little Mike Ditka “history” action thrown in. Da Bears.