Here Comes the Boom – Film Review
In the comedy Here Comes the Boom, former college wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old biology teacher in a failing high school. When cutbacks threaten to cancel the music program and lay off its teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott begins to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek). But in his quest, as Scott becomes more and more committed to fighting for the students, he becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.Opens Friday, October 12 Rated -PG Running Time – 1hour 45 mins
Here Comes The Boom- written, produced and starring Kevin James – is like Rocky meets Save the Music. The film has a charm that’s hard to resist.
I am not by any means a sappy chick flick type of gal and most films that have some sort of story line where the lone teacher and community have to come together to save the school, save the art program, save the sports team or save the music… usually loses my interest in the previews. That constant tugging at the heartstrings type of film is not for me.
Here Comes The Boom is different, the subtleties of the “save the music program” story line are underlying and the comedy and wit of Kevin James’s writing really comes through. All the characters in the film hold their own in this film. There were many moments in the film where I found myself laughing out loud…it’s that old school Adam Sandler humor! In the end…It’s a funny flick.
When speaking with Kevin James after the preview of the film, he talked about teachers who made a difference in his childhood. He even named some of the characters in the film after his teachers.
While the film starts out gangbusters only toward the very end does it slow down for a bit and goes into that sappy film mode. But you know what.. the hilarious hilarity during the rest of the film more than makes up for that.
Overall, the film is great. You should go see it… and report back.
*I was invited to attend the media screening by iMpressMedia*