- Directors: Rawson Marshall Thurber
- Region: All Regions
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B005V8U894
The underdogs are the guys at Average Joe's Gym, where owner Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn) takes a low-key approach to the health and physical fitness of his loyal and eccentric members. This is in stark contrast to the high intensity environment across the street at Globo Gym, where White Goodman (Ben Stiller) has made narcissism an art form. La Fleur is informed by attorney Kate Veatch (Christine Taylor) that he has 30 days to come up with $50,000 or lose his gym to (wait for it) Goodman.
It looks like all is lost until the gang at Average Joe's Gym discover that the American Dodgeball Association of America is having its national tournament and the winning teams gets (wait for it) $50,000.
And the perfect partner for this movie would be the Anchorman!
Vaughn & his small band of misfits (comprising of Stephen Root, AKA Milton from Office Space) set out to enter the ADAA Dodgeball tournment in Las Vegas. They win their regional qualifying match by default but soon learn that Stiller's team have managed to cheat their way into the finals.
Rip Torn (from Men in Black) joins them to train them, with hilarious outcomes. They are also joined by Christine Taylor (The Wedding Singer & Zoolander) & steadily begin to Beat the competition into a pulp until the unevitable showdown match between the Average Joes & Globo Gym.
I am really not a fan of Ben Stiler Movies but I loved Dodgeball. I didn't stop laughing & as usual Stiller's character is so far out, even I didn't find this one too much. The hair, the clothes, the voice, this character is fab!
This is deffinatley a great film to watch & I would recommend it.