This is a straight-to-DVD film
At its heart it is a conventional sports underdog story. A new coach (Stifler)
takes over the tennis program at a football-crazy high school. Nobody in
the area cares about tennis, so the team has been neglected for years, but
the unorthodox new coach inspires the kids to win, and motivates the other
students to support the tennis team.
(Spoiler.) They win the state
championship. (end Spoiler.)
Are you surprised by that daring plot twist I just spoiled?
The only thing which gives the film a little cutting edge is that the
new tennis coach has no concept of how to behave in polite society. He
grew up in a redneck American family and drifted into Mexico, where he
spent as much time at donkey shows as he did playing tennis. In the
context of a polite suburban high school, every element of his behavior is
offensive and gauche, albeit well-intentioned. Remember Travis Bickle out
on a movie date? That's the coach trying to fit into suburbia.
I'd like to say that the film might be worth your time because the
author and director did cross the line a few times to offer material that
was genuinely offensive, so I tried hard to applaud the film's fightin'
spirit. Unfortunately, the offensive material isn't really very funny, and
the heart of the film is just the same old sappy "loser makes good" story,
except times two: loser coach learns to adapt, loser kids learn how to
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