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on 12 September 2013
Burning Bush (both a biblical and sexual meaning- I get it) is an ideal Hollywood small Texan town with no visual Hispanics and apparently one token African-American family. The town's mobile mammogram has run out of funds, so Beth (Brooke Shields) has devised an unconventional way to raise money to save it by having some 50 somethings challenge the girl's basketball team.
In addition to Beth the team has:
Ginger (Daryl Hannah) who is still in the closet in the small Texas town.
Florine (Wanda Sykes) who is running for mayor.
Roxie (Camryn Manheim) a pot head.
Clementine (Virginia Madsen) the town floozie. Her ex-husband in the opposing team coach.
Beth's husband (Eric Roberts) is the town's postmaster who has been making special deliveries...and not to her.
The film is not very funny. It briefly touches on hot flashes in one comedy scene, but that was it. At times it was old vs. young, men vs. women, and church vs. everyone, but none of these themes were developed to make a point or be funny.
The film was tritely written. Most of the actresses couldn't spell basketball, let alone play it (especially Camryn Manheim). The basketball segments consisted of lots of cut away scenes. A borderline rental for those for like female comedies, that follow formula and aren't really funny.
Parental Guide: No nudity. 1 sex scene. No f-bombs that I recall, but there is plenty of sex talk.