THE PLOT THUS FAR
Comedy mad man Andy Dick (Old School) leads a winning ensemble cast in this outrageous comedy in the no holds barred tradition of Bad Santa and Bad Teacher. Meet bad coach Rick Vice, a redneck psycho with a suspect record (the attempted murder of a Pee Wee football team). When the Pulham Blue Cocks coach drops dead on the sidelines, Vice is the last resort to turn around the worst team in college football’s worst division (it’s one step up from Nerf). Marshall Cook costars as Mitch, the slacker second-string quarterback who butts helmets with Vice, his worst nightmare, but maybe Vice’s demented methods will be just the spark to turn Mitch and the Blue Cocks into winners. Adam Corolla (The Man Show) and MadTV veterans Will Sasso, Debra Wilson, Mo Collins and Bryan Callen go the extra yard in this comedy that will blindside you.
FROM THE BACK OF THE BOX
“Division III: Football’s Finest” follows the Pullham University Bluecocks, a small liberal arts college with a Division III football program. When the head coach unexpectedly dies, the future of the flailing football program is in jeopardy, as they have not had a winning season in decades. In a desperate attempt to create some media attention for the athletic program and the university, President Georgia Anne Whistler hires known lunatic and felon, Coach Rick Vice, for what could be the football programs final season. Vice, an overly aggressive redneck racist, quickly becomes the team’s and athletic director’s worst nightmare.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The film is being touted as this big release from a former football player. Hell, I was expecting a football version of Slap Shot. What we got was another loud obnoxious Andy Dick comedy with cameos from the few comedians that still get along with the guy. Will Sasso and Adam Carolla actually made the most of their supporting roles, but they couldn’t save the flick. I really wanted to like it, but I’ll have to schedule a second viewing to decide how I feel.
The Blu-Ray comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is pretty sharp with a 1080p transfer and DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track that really surprised me. At a time when we are being conditioned to expect less from indie comedies, it’s nice to see one that looks so stellar. Still, it’s an Andy Dick movie about football. Take for what you will and make it a rental.
RELEASE DATE: 01/17/2012