Director: Tom Brady
Being a film reviewer isn’t all popcorn and roses. Many nights have been spent in that dark room being exposed (in almost a Clockwork Orange fashion) to some appalling films. But that’s the way it goes, sometimes we report the good, sometimes we take a bullet with the bad.
With my countless hours of screen time I have never, ever walked out of a film. Sure it’s been tempting but you build up defenses that allow you to sit through truly horrible films. Minutes into “The Comebacks” I knew it was going to be a tough slog.
“The Comebacks” is a spoof movie (insert warning bells) that takes on inspirational sports movies. The star is the ordinarily fantastic David Koechner who plays a no-luck coach. He then turns a bunch of misfits into a well oiled sports machine heading for the football championships. Of course he also has to deal with troubles at home. No cliché is left untouched, and sadly, unfunny. Usually with spoof films there is at least one clever joke, but no, every joke came directly from the worlds oldest joke book (not in a good way).
Confession time. “The Comebacks” was the first and only film I have ever had to walk out of. I lasted just under an hour and could not take another moment. I regret nothing. The film is rated PG 14 for crude and sexual content, so pubescent boys will most likely enjoy it. All others - you’ve been warned.