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Here Comes the Boom!

Published by admin on Sat, 2012-09-29 19:01
Release Date: 
Friday, October 12, 2012
Kevin James
Salma Hayek

Typically Kevin James is pretty unbearable to watch in the movies that he has starred in. With that expectation going in, I was blown away. This is by far the best movie I've seen and James is actually right on queue with each of his lines and his humor is perfect for the film.

James is a high school teacher, Scott Voss, who has lost his desire to teach and is kind of going through the motions. However, when the music teacher is about to be cut, Voss volunteers to help to raise the money. His plan ultimately turns to him fighting in the MMA in spite of not having any experience. I found myself close to tears multiple times as people begin to give of themselves in ways they never expected.

The chemistry between Hayek and James is actually quite good and I thought Hayek was perfect for the role. She played the hard to get love interest and gave just the right amount of teasing. Also excellent in her side role was Charice, who I'd never heard of before, but who started to sing some words to Journey's Faithfully - it was awesome. I think I might have to grab the soundtrack of this movie as well.

I went in with low expectations but was quite taken by the movie. It's your typical Hollywood inspirational story with a great mix of comedy and romance.

My Conclusion: 
Take the whole family for a fun time and an inspirational story.


Action, comedy