Beer League (2006)



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An unemployed, alcoholic thirtysomething who still lives with his mother and can't seem to muster the motivation to turn his life around finds that all's fair in love and softball when his team is threatened with ejection from the league in a raunchy sports comedy starring Howard Stern Show regular Artie Lange. For the sluggers from Ed's Bar and Swill, the weekly trip to the local diamond is more about drinking and roughhousing than it is about such technicalities as hitting home runs and … More

Rating: R (for non-stop language including sexual references, sexuality, nudity and drug use.)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Sebastiano, Artie Lange
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On DVD: Jan 2, 2007
Box Office: $0.5M
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Critic Reviews for Beer League

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (8)

Beer League is raunchy and tacky, but it's a hell of a lot funnier than something like Failure To Launch.

Full Review… | October 2, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Artie Lange, Howard Stern's radio sidekick, somehow manages to make beer-league softball seem no fun at all in this extremely lowbrow comedy.

September 19, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Sitting through this film is like spending the night in that sleazy bar you swore you'd never go in, not even to use the bathroom.

September 19, 2006
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

Does the movie hit a home run? Hardly. But it's at least a single.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
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The sort of lowbrow sports comedy best enjoyed on a 50-inch screen with a six-pack, a bucket of wings and a fast-forward button.

September 19, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

The inanity is harmless, thoroughly predictable and ultimately disposable.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
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Audience Reviews for Beer League


I never really enjoyed Artie Lange, but I gave this film a shot, thinking it may be good. I was wrong. This is a bad film that has too many jokes that fall flat, and just isn't that funny. Lange's brand of comedy really doesn't shine here, and it really brings the film down. If it had a better lead actor who actually is funny, then maybe this film would have been good, however it wasn't. This film suffers from everything that can go wrong with a comedy. I felt that Beer League was a very forgettable film, and it didn't stand out either. I felt that there was wasted potential in making a good film, and the filmmakers seemed to just rush to make this film. Everything goes wrong with the film, as the story just isn't good, and most importantly the jokes are unfunny. I really didn't enjoy this film, and I felt that it missed the mark on many occasions. There were times where the film could have been very funny, but it just had mediocre humor that wasn't funny. This film could definitely have been much better if it had a better cast and script. Artie Lange is a horrible comedian, and Beer League further proves it. I think it's a shame that the film like this turned out the way it did, because this film really could have been lots of fun with great comedy, instead the film just ends being a bad comedy with some washed up actors. Avoid this film and watch something else, you'll be glad you did. The only thing this film did for me is want me to avoid Artie Lange's future films.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

... and Mr. Lange's body was found on his bed with a magnum in hand and a copy of his film Beer League in the other hand, he apparently took his own life for reasons that are so far unknown.

Coxxie Mild Sauce

Super Reviewer

This movie's a lot like it's star, Artie Lange--it's slovenly, crude and an overall waste, but can somehow pull it together by the end while being somehow likable. It has a few fun cameos. I liked Beer League because it wasn't wishy washy and safe instead of wonderfully politically incorrect with its humor. Picture New Jersey douchebags cast in a remake of The Bad News Bears.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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