DODGEBALL: A TRUE UNDERDOG STORY
ELEVEN, Sunday, 8.30pm, M ( 2004)
The jokes come faster than a tennis star’s ace in this riotous comedy. Ben Stiller ( left) is way over the top as the sleazy, ridiculously narcissistic owner of Globo Gym ( motto: “We’re better than you and we know it”), who wants to take over a nearby downmarket gym run by slacker Vince Vaughn. Needing $ 50,000 to save his club, Vaughn assembles a team of nohopers to compete in a lucrative dodgeball tournament ( an actual sport in the US) against Stiller. The banter aims low and hits every time in one of the finest examples of dumb- but- fun comedy you’ll ever see.