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It's a guilty pleasure. Is it "good"? No. Is it enjoyable? Yes.
If you look at it as a nice little comedy you'd be lying to yourself and besides I hate the friggin Yankees.
After another scout bust, Al Percolo (Albert Brooks) has been sent to South America by the New York Yankees to find baseball talent. Somehow he miraculous comes across Steve Nebraska (Brendan Fraser) in Mexico who is the best player he has ever seen. Things are not as easy as it seems as it is clear that despite the undeniable baseball talent, Steve Nebraska is not all there mentally. The Scout has some decent moments, and Albert Brooks does his best, but this is a shallow comedy that just falls flat on comedic and emotional levels.
Not bad, kind of amusing, but definitely ran out of steam along the way.
4/14/2013: Just ok. Not all that funny and they really didn't go into the psychological issues, so it wasn't funny or dramatic.
the only thing that made this watch-able was seeing old yankee stadium again
Not really the comedy it promotes...it gets serious there for awhile. Still...Fraiser is great.
well, Fraser's character seems like a talented fun-loving ball player - until he has a breakdown in the 2nd half.
This was written by comic heavyweights Andrew Bergman ("The In-Laws", "The Freshman") and Albert Brooks ("Lost in America", "Defending Your Life"), but this film feels more Brooks than Bergman. Brooks is brilliantly hilarious as always as the title scout and Brendan Fraser is affable as his prospect. However, Fraser's broadly comedic character feels more out of a Farrelly Brothers film than a wryly witty Ablert Brooks film. Still, the film is enjoyable and a worth watching for Brooks fans.
Very interesting and entertaining until the final act when suddenly they seemed to phone it in.