Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Just for Kicks|
Actors: Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Tom Arnold, Lori Sebourn-Carhart, Jenna Gering
Director: Sydney J. Bartholomew Jr.
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Sports
It's double the excitement and twice the fun when identical twins kick their way to soccer superstardom in this feel-good family adventure co-starring Tom Arnold and featuring a hilarious cameo by Olympic champion Cobi Jon... more »
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Beware, this is not a good family film!
Christmas Movie Buff | 01/01/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I read the other reviews on this DVD and I felt compelled to make a comment since the other two weren't providing the info I'd like to read before I buy such a movie. Can negative stars be applied to this movie? I am a soccer coach, so I was pleasantly surprised to find what I thought was a good soccer movie for my young kids. After all, two young 8 year-olds are on the cover, and Parenting magazine has recommended it as a good family movie. To my dismay, this movie has lots of crude bathroom humour that is so excessive and repetitive, even from the parents! It's even to the point of being forced! Do people really talk that way in America today?Additionally, they throw in this dimsy aunt who is always skimpily dressed; she becomes the target of rude comments and remarks from the soccer team. What is her role in this movie but to generate tasteless comments from the young boys?I do not recommend this movie to young families. This is absolutely not the kind of language I expect from my children. I cannot believe that Parenting magazine recommended this movie! Perhaps this is an accurate reflection on society today, but shameful to see such a potentially good movie theme thrown to the dogs. What a waste of time and money!!!"
It's Got Soccer, It's Got the Sprouse Twins - Say No More!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Because I was so keen to see this movie, I pre-ordered it months before its release - and it's finally arrived!!!
I always try to give a thoughtful and honest opinion about any movie I've seen, and this will be no exception. However, I really should start by explaining that I am a huge fan of soccer, and an even bigger fan of the Sprouse twins (the cute kid in `Big Daddy'). Given that `Just 4 Kicks' stars Dylan and Cole Sprouse, and that the whole film is centered on the game of soccer; you'll have to forgive me for awarding it the maximum five stars before the DVD has even come out of its shrink-wrap!
Cole and Dylan Martin adore the game of soccer; they have posters on their bedroom walls and videos of classic games. They even have a very precious soccer ball, which their dad brought back from Europe! But when it comes to actually playing the game, the twins are just plain lousy. And to make matters worse, they're left with only their mom for a coach after their dad (Tom Arnold) leaves for an important business trip. But, after half the team have quit and all seems lost, Cole and Dylan discover the magic soccer talents of an unlikely auto-mechanic named Rudy (Bill Dawes). Rudy slowly warms to the idea of kicking a soccer ball once again, and finds himself coaching the Martin twins' team. All is going well until Cole and Dylan learn of Rudy's past - a past that is about to catch up with him. Now he must choose between life-on-the-run and playing the game he loves so much!
Just 4 Kicks works well on many levels. It's very family orientated and makes a fantastic movie for kids, as it focuses on key issues such as teamwork and loyalty, and how things can work out if you try hard enough. It's also a very funny film with many amusing and sometimes touching moments. You certainly don't need to know anything about soccer to understand the plot. My young nephew saw this film from start to finish and has been watching it ever since! It's very unusual that he'll sit through a full-length film - even for the first time.
Die-hard soccer fans will really appreciate the cameo appearance of Major League Soccer star, Corbi Jones as the delivery guy. He just can't resist the temptation to have a few kicks of the twins' soccer ball while their heads are turned the other way!
Five stars are justified - even if, unlike me, you're not a fan of soccer or the Sprouse twins. It's great family entertainment all the way!"
Why not give it a kick!
Christmas Movie Buff | 01/13/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie, and then had to buy it. I like the spouse twins and the movie was cute with a plot. Twin boys who's life revolves around playing soccer - as well their dad is the soccer team coach. The dad is pulled away for important business just before the season is to begin. He may be gone for days to weeks...who steps in? Non other than Mom, and the sister who comes to visit for a few weeks of the summer. Obviously the kids on the team think the mom is a poor coach. But do like her cute sister so they are somewhat compeled to come to practice. Meanwhile there is another plot taking place of a strange man that seems to appear at all the right times. I don't want to give it away because it is one of the better parts of the movie but he ends up playing a major role in the movie and for good reason. My 4 year old son liked it and so did my husband and I. It thought it was a good family film."