Kicking and Screaming

Directed By: Jesse Dylan Starring: Robert Duvall Will Ferrell

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Phil weston is a mild-mannered suburban dad - who's suddenly transformed into a caffeine-fuelled sports maniac when he becomes the coach.


Studio Universal
SKU 40721816
UPC 025192630224
UPC 14 00025192630224
Format DVD
Release Date 9/1/2015
Rating Rating
Family Interaction
Fathers And Sons
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note Funny man Will Farrell's humorous man-child antics meet actual kids on this soccer comedy. As vitamin salesman Phil Weston, Farrell's a sensitive man easily capable of both crying and sewing. Unfortunately for Phil, these qualities have never quite endeared him to his tough-as-nails father, Buck (Robert Duvall), who will stop at nothing to one-up Phil. He goes so far as benching Phil's 10-year-old son--his own grandson--on the youth soccer team he coaches. When Phil begs for more playing time for the boy, Buck trades his grandson to the last-place team, the Tigers. Not just any normal cellar-dwelling outfit, the Tigers feature a cast of lovable losers who prefer eating worms and telling jokes to playing soccer. When the Tigers' coach leaves, putting the season on the line, an inexperienced Phil steps in to helm his son's new team. With help from Buck's neighbor and rival, real-life football coach Mike Ditka--hilariously playing himself--the Tigers turn their season around. Fueled by a raging caffeine habit, Phil starts to be overly obsessed with beating Buck, losing sight of why he took the job in the first place--to be a better dad to his own son.^Director Jesse Dylan (AMERICAN WEDDING) is a natural for the storyline, being famed musician Bob Dylan's son. Farrell, for once, is content to play straight man to the crazy tykes in the first half of the film, before he unleashes his trademark zaniness. Those attributes alone, along with fun-loving family themes, make KICKING & SCREAMING a treat for fans both young and old.
Entertainment Weekly "You get the latest hint of that deeper, committed talent -- the humanist behind the prankster's mask..." 05/20/2005 p.52
Uncut "Ferrell is a very funny man and he always delivers..." 08/01/2005 p.128
Jesse Dylan
Robert Duvall
Will Ferrell
Cast & Crew
Clayton Hartley - Production Designer
Jesse Dylan - Director
Jimmy Miller, et. al. - Producer
Judd Apatow, et. al. - Executive Producer
Kate Walsh - Actor
Leo Benvenuti, et. al. - Writer
Lloyd Ahern, II - Cinematographer
Mark Isham, et. al. - Original Music By
Mike Ditka - Actor
Robert Duvall - Actor
Will Ferrell - Actor
William Kerr, et. al. - Editor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
Catalog ID 26302
UPC 00025192630224
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  2.35:1
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Ferrell plays actual characters, as he did in Elf, rather than recycled "SNL" skit creatures. In Kicking & Screaming, he understands that the role requires a certain vulnerability and poignancy, and although he goes berserk with all the coffee, it is kept within character. His soccer coach has an emotional arc and is not simply a cartoon. Duvall of course is superb. No one has a meaner laugh. He even begins to smile, and you wish you were armed. He goes head to head with Ditka, and you wait for them to spit out the bones.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
Review Funnyman Will Ferrell shoots and scores in Kicking & Screaming, an immensely likable, funny comedy that finds a novel approach to that familiar combo of kids and sports. Arriving just ahead of several similar-themed pics -- including Par's The Bad News Bears remake and Fox's Rebound -- "Kicking" wisely focuses as much on Ferrell's character of a lower-league soccer coach as on the motley moppets he must whip into shape. Result, like 2003's School of Rock, should entertain parents as much as tykes, though a crowded release schedule will keep numbers in the solid range of Ferrell's last solo starring vehicle, Anchorman, rather than the boffo biz of holiday hit Elf.
Reviewer Scott Foundas
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish
Product Attributes
Actor Ferrell,Will
Label Mca Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Shawn Edwards, FOX-TV The perfect comedy for the entire family!
Clay Smith, Access Hollywood Will Ferrell is hilarious…you’ll be laughing and cheering!
Ebert & Roeper Two thumbs up!

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