After a huge fight with their wives the two men get drunk and hire a Russian contract killer to do a hit on their spouses. The paperboy, Clark, tells them that his friend Richie and he have never played baseball so Gus invites them to play in the late afternoon. When not engaged in stereotypes like Canadians who drink too much beer, the movie goes for a kind of crass humor that might be funny if it wasn't both obvious and overdone. Expect crass humor, often rooted in sexual innuendo. Can humor drawn on stereotypes ever be funny? Viewers old enough to remember the wink-wink humor of Paul Lynde on assorted 1970s game shows will be almost impressed that a movie is trying to get away with a token gay character attempting similar innuendo and entendre almost half a century later. Unfortunately the hunt for his passport makes him cross ways with international gangsters.
However, when Gus' behavior during his childhood is discovered, the team and fans are affected. . Some of the workers find romance as the day moves along, but most are just happy to get through another shift. However, they are challenged by the bullies and they defeat the guys. It's simply a trite and unfunny movie, somehow even worse than the original. Ben accepts, and is soon paired with the attractive intern Annie to look into nefarious dealings involving a sewage treatment plant on the verge of being built in the middle of Annie's rough-and-tumble hometown. Ten years later, Ben is a struggling landscaper, a single dad whose ex-wife despises him while his only son thinks he's a loser.
One of the softball players is Canadian, and stereotypical humor is mined from him constantly drinking and being drunk on beer. But they have badly underestimated their wives, and this becomes the start of an absurd journey where Ib and Edward to their own horror end at the top of a kill list. When the owner of a minor landscaping service company, Gus, sees Nelson being abused by a group of baseball players, he defends the boy. The stereotypically gay player on the team makes and reacts to anything that might be construed as double entendre. Benchwarmers 2: Breaking Balls is a hoot to watch and laugh with. After passing the bar, Ben thinks his life is finally starting to turn around when he's hired by the most prestigious law firm in town, but learns that he has only been hired by the hyper-competitive Stenhouse to play on their championship company softball team.
In one scene, the Canadian tries to play softball sober; when his teammates realize that he can't do it, they give him a 6-pack, and he drinks all six beers as quickly as possible. The story itself is the kind of paint-by-numbers predictable drivel that makes one wish that the screenwriting how-to book Save the Cat had never been written. This movie 'works' because - from start to finish - each actor comes across as taking their role to heart but not 'seriously'. Are there any sequels that are as good, if not better, than the original? While engaged in this, Mel recruits Ben to manage his firm's cellar dwelling softball team. The team is a ragtag group of misfits who don't seem to understand the fundamentals of softball, but with Ben's coaching and a couple montages, the team begins to win, culminating in the championship game against Stenhouse. The team meets dozens of eccentric customers — including a smooth-talking preacher, a wacky cab driver and an ex-convict — while cracking politically incorrect jokes to a constant soundtrack of disco and funk.
The plot is charming, each character is engaging, and the dialog is spot on for the story! Profanity and sexual innuendo throughout the movie. No longer able to stand in the batter's box without having flashbacks of his career-ending injury, Ben is soon unemployed again. He befriends two Thai siblings, one of which is a muay-thai kick-boxing champion, and stays with them until he can recover his passport. In other words, they each did their best to have fun and that makes it fun for the audience. While working as a landscaper, the lead character mows a middle finger into the lawn of an unpleasant customer. This sequel is only distantly related to the ; the only returning character is played by.
The token attractive female member introduces herself by employing a variety of baseball phrases that are also euphemisms for sex acts. Why are sequels almost always so much worse than the original movie? There's so much humor drawn from stereotypes, it almost seems like a parody of similar comedies from the 1980s. Running joke concerning the suicide of the previous manager of the softball team. It's every bit as good as the original and a must see lighthearted comedy to brighten your day. While drowning his sorrows in a bar, he meets Mel , who runs an ambulance-chasing law firm and offers Ben a job.
While no one is expecting this movie to be a future classic, this sequel manages to fall far short of the lowest of expectations. The millionaire father of Nelson, Mel, invites Gus, Clark and Richie to form a team called The Benchwarmers and they become the sensation of the league, with a legion of outcast cheering for the team. . . .
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