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Directed by Frank Coraci
Written by Kevin James, Rock Reuben
Plot: A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
Starring: Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler
Runtime: 105 minutes
I wanted to go see Agro today but the show times couldn't line up for my schedule. So, I rolled my eyes and settled for this film. Maybe it was the fact I had VERY low expectations but I found this movie to be a very pleasant surprise.
High art this is not but anyone that expects high level stuff from a movie with this premise is not watching it with the right frame of mind. It’s a good old fashion feel good film with a message. Dare I say Capraesque? I wouldn't even classify this as a comedy. It’s a fantasy of goodwill film that induces plenty of smiles and packs heart. Kevin James is perfect in the lead and his common man qualities play extremely well here. They lean on the Rocky formula a lot but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. One thing is for sure, Salma Hayek is the hottest “Adrian” type love interest to ever play in this type of film. She’s amazing throughout. A warm shout out to Henry Winkler who is also perfectly cast as the somewhat eccentric music teacher with the heart of gold.
This is a pure throwback non-offensive family film that delivers the right amount of sentiment and feel good cheese if you're in the mood for that sort of thing.