THE PLOT THUS FAR
A down-and-out ex-baseball player, Charlie Jones, needs to meet his community service hours as a coach. The problem is no team wants him. It takes the Yankles, an obscure orthodox yeshiva baseball team desperate for a coach, to give Charlie his second chance.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
A washed-up baseball player becomes the coach for a Yeshiva baseball team. The guy’s a drunk and the team’s full of a bunch of Jewish athletes. But, Jewish people are awesome at baseball. Where is the ethnic comedy to be had? It seems like someone didn’t quite think this one out. Oh well, my sensibilities come from the Norman Lear School of Comedy.
While the premise may sound like a bad 80s sitcom, it works. Hell, you even have Don Most showing up in a cameo looking all Ralph Malph. All we needed was a special lesson from Michael Gross and to have a cameo by Menudo to make the experience complete. Still, I can barely remember anything else about the movie. I don’t know how much that says.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary, featurette, deleted scenes and musical numbers. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track is strong enough, but it’s not going to set the world on fire. The 1080p transfer is pretty strong for the baseball action. It works for a middlin’ comedy, but not much else. In the end, I’d recommend a rental.
RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW!