Another movie that critics may hate but which is a fun watch. A spin on the ‘win the comp to save the house’ genre, it provides some quite funny moments and a memorable bad guy by Ben Stiller. And with Lance Armstrong. And Chuck Norris.
Peter LaFleur, the owner of Average Joe’s gym, is about to lose his gym to the bank. White Goodman (boo, hiss) is the nasty owner of Globo-Gym, determined to send him broke and shut him down. LaFleur enters a team in the Dodgeball comp to win the prize to save his business.
Patches O'Houlihan: If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball.
[Patches throws a wrench and hits Justin in the face]
In the US, the film is promoted with the tagline "Grab life by the ball". In foreign markets such as the UK and Australia, this is changed to the more risqué "Grab life by the balls".