In critical ways, the movie is a mess. The basketball scenes are so sloppy and haphazard that the would-be slapstick registers as confusion. But away from the court, the actors bring their caricatures to folksy comic life.
Better for what it is than for how it's done...provides a welcome opportunity for five actresses of a certain age to share the screen together and yet it's pretty much a bland outing because virtually every scene plays out in a programmatic way.
Seidelman's direction holds the picture in place, and its interest in health issues and cancer awareness is commendable. There's predictability a-plenty, but also some heart to make the pains of familiarity palatable.
Women with balls. Feisty older actresses with attitude, including Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, Virginia Madsen and Wanda Sykes, not into being sidelined because of age, on the basketball court or on screen.