Gym Teacher: The Movie (2008)
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as Dave Stewie
as Roland Waffle
as Abby Hoffman
as Shelley Bragg
as Winnie Bleeker
as Mr. Tipple
as Mr. Chesterfield
as Ms. Schoenborn
Critic Reviews for Gym Teacher: The Movie
...generally remains a cut above its adolescent-oriented brethren thanks primarily to star Christopher Meloni's unapologetically goofy, flat-out hilarious performance.
Audience Reviews for Gym Teacher: The Movie
It's corny & unoriginal for the most part, but Christopher Meloni's charming, & funny performance in this movie made it all worth my time. Now, the movie has the typical weak geek gets picked on & never give up cliche, but the story is so ridiculously done that it was worth while. It was nice to see Meloni go back to his original comedic roots & play a different comical character. I've always seen him as "Detective Elliot Stabler" from Law & Order SVU (Special Victims Unit), but I've read that he used to do comedic roles in other TV series, & in a handful of movies. So it was great seeing him be funny for the first time. The movie isn't a piece of genius, but it isn't a terrible movie either. Just don't take it too seriously & you'll have some laughs.
Christopher Meloni was acting a lot like Paul Ben-Victor in parts. It was cheesey but it was also hilarious to see Christopher Meloni acting like a spaz attack! Not to mention the amount of people who are in this one even if it's just for a short cameo.
In the first ten minutes of this movie, I was taken aback by Christopher Meloni's character of career gym teacher Dave Stewie. I was expecting him to be an arrogant jerk, like every real-life gym teacher, but instead his character is a loner who missed his shot at Olympic glory, and has never lived it down. Not only that, but his character in this movie is super over-the-top at the beginning, and it's a lot to take in. I was thinking Meloni had been studying a ton of Ace Ventura footage before doing this film; he's just so silly here. But then the jokes start to click. One after another, you are surprised by their cleverness. The funniest gag by far is that Meloni is a protein drink enthusiast, and this joke is used multiple times in hilarious fashion. At one point, a teacher he has a crush on invites him to dinner by informing him that she "got a new blender, and I know how you like your food - mulched...". It's lines like that that make what could be just a silly kid's movie into a genuine comedy. Christopher Meloni is downright hilarious in this role, I quite enjoyed his wacky antics.
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