"All-Stars," told in the mockumentary style of "Best in Show" and "This is Spinal Tap," follows the antics of helicopter parents and self-important officials of a 10-year-old girls fastpitch softball league in Santa Monica, California. Anyone involved with youth sports will immediately recognized the characters, which include a temper-challenged dad, the stats-obsessed guy chasing a scholarship and the mother in denial about her daughter's (lack of) talent, but the stereotypes especially ring true for anyone associated with fastpitch. At 10, "every girl is Jenny Finch," says writer, producer and director Lance Kinsey, who also plays the head coach. The players -- a real softball team, natch -- are adorable, but not really the focus of the movie. Instead, it's a hilarious send up of anxious parents scheming to see their children make the post-season all-star team. The cast is filled with recognizable character actors who play their roles perfectly. Note: This movie really is NOT for kids, unless you don't mind harsh language and some sexual innuendo.
"ALL-STARS" follows a girls' 10-year-old fastpitch softball team and their families through a recreation league season that culminates in the selection of the coveted 10-and-under All-Star ...
August 26, 2020