- Written by John E. Johnson, Jr.
- Published on 01 July 2010
- Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - July, 2010
- The Book of Eli (Blu-ray)
- The Unborn (Blu-ray)
- Ladybugs (Blu-ray)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy - A Fistful of Dollars (Blu-ray)
- Darkman (Blu-ray)
- 12 Monkeys (Blu-ray)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy â€“ For A Few Dollars More (Blu-ray)
- Coach (SD-DVD)
- The Seventh Seal (Blu-ray)
- Dog City: The Movie (DVD)
- The Man With No Name Trilogy â€“ The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Blu-ray)
- Green Zone (Blu-ray)
- The Illusionist (Blu-ray)
- All Pages
"Ladybugs" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Jim Milton
Chester Lee, a salesman gunning for a promotion, tries to butter up his boss by agreeing to coach his daughter's soccer team. One problem: the team is terrible, and it doesn't look as if they're going to have a winning season -- until Chester comes up with the novel idea of dressing up his fiancee's very athletic son in drag and having him join the team. What a clever scheme!
- 2010, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 30 min
- Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
- Codec: VC-1
- English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
- Starring: Rodney Dangerfield, Jonatham Brandis, Jackee Harry
- Directed by Sidney Furie
- Violence: No
- Sex: No
- Language: Crude Humor
What dreck! Ever wonder how a movie gets picked for blu-ray while other good movies wait in line (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, etc.)? Basically, the movies premise is that girls are lousy at sports (soccer, in this case), so they need a boy to put on a wig, join the team, and lead them to victory. Nice. Dangerfield quips lame one-liners, an occasional crude remark and "presto": Comedy! Adults will be bored and teens left uninterested. The language is just bad enough that parents may not want their little ones to view this without guidance. The only ones that "don't get any respect" are the viewers. Kick this one to the curb.
Picture varies from very sharp and detailed, to grainy and soft. dirt specks appear frequently. During the championship game sequence, you can actually see that there are some boys with wigs moving the ball down field. What? No stunt girls? Colors are often very vivid (the neon colors from the 90's really glow). Sound is clear enough to make out what Rodney is muttering, but there is little surround action and even less for the sub. Hey, it's a soccer comedy, after all!
Nothing but a trailer. Would you have believed me if I said there was a 4 hour "making of" documentary?