Something More (1999) from Johnny Web (Uncle Scoopy; Greg Wroblewski)

A small movie, perhaps best described as the Canadian version of Diner.
 Six guys play together on a church league basketball team, and try to sort out their problems with love. There's the idealistic guy who comes early for practice, tries to do his best at everything and wants to find true love. Then there's the naive newlywed, the married guy, the drunk, the shallow womanizer, the Professor and Mary Anne.


female: none

male: the coach of the team is seen naked from behind in the locker room

After the first three or four minutes, you won't have any problem figuring out exactly what is going to happen, so you stay or leave for the dialogue. I chose to leave, but it is an OK movie. A few laughs, a few poignant moments, and a spirit of trying to express its story with honesty instead of the usual glib Hollywood formula. If you like the Diner genre, guys chatting in bars and doing manly things, you shouldn't find it a hard watch.

DVD info from Amazon.

  • no widescreen

  • no features

Basic plot: the nice guy always seems to want the same women that the studly guy can easily get. So the two guys have to work that out, and the girl of the nice guy's dreams (Chandra West) has to come to realize that the studly guy ...  

You know the rest. Jennifer Beals appears in a small role.

The Critics Vote

The People Vote ...

  • With their votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters score it 6.2, Apollo users a very impressive 84/100. 
IMDb guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of excellence, about like three and a half stars from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm watchability, about like two and a half stars from the critics. The fives are generally not worthwhile unless they are really your kind of material, about like two stars from the critics. Films under five are generally awful even if you like that kind of film, equivalent to about one and a half stars from the critics or less, depending on just how far below five the rating is.

My own guideline: A means the movie is so good it will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not good enough to win you over if you hate the genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an open mind about this type of film. C means it will only appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if you love the genre. F means that the film is not only unappealing across-the-board, but technically inept as well.

Based on this description, this film is a C.

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