Ready to Rumble

I guess this is pleasant enough entertainment for the brain dead. Scott Caan and David Arquette are hardcore rasslin' fans who help their fallen idol regain his lost glory. Caan and Arquette basically tread on the same ground as Carrey and Daniels in "Dumb and Dumber"

Oliver Platt takes the lead, and the rest of the wrestlers are real wrestlers from the past and present. The WCW obviously co-operated with the producers, and all the old familiar WCW faces are around, including the announcers.

It's basically a self-contained wrestling soap opera, so if you like the rasslin' itself, you'll probably get a kick out of it, and if you don't follow rasslin', you don't really need any background to follow the plot. Hey, David Arquette seemed to understand what was going on, so how hard could it be?

Scott Caan provided the only nudity.

Box office: Not a great success, it grossed $12 million. That was extremely disappointing, considering it had a $24 million budget, and received wide distribution (2585 screens).

Consensus: about 2 stars. That's reasonable, but you may like it better if you like the subject matter. My 14 year old daughter really enjoyed it, so that tells you something about the target market.

IMDB summary: 6.1 out of 10.

DVD info from Amazon.

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