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Blades of Glory (2007) – Silly, Stupid…and Yet I liked It

Okay… Will Ferrell is great at making shitty movies (oh come on: you know it’s true – you’re just in freakin’ denial). Throw in John Heder (a.k.a. Napoleon Dynamite), a script about disgraced figure skaters and you should have a terrible movie. Only thing is… I liked it.

This is a silly movie about two male figure skaters who, due to their rivalry get themselves disqualified for life from Men’s singles competition after they start fighting during a medals ceremony in which they both tied for gold.

Shortly after disqualification, they find out that they can still compete, but as a doubles team, and with the help of their coach (played by T.V’s “Coach”, Craig T. Nelson), develop into a team to be reconned with. 

Of course, they fight, and get into silly cartoon like situations, but in the end I found the movie funny and mildly compelling. Sure, had I seen it in the theatre I would most likely feel ripped off right now, but that’s not the case as I had bought it in the cheap DVD bin. Worth the $5 and the time – I say go for it.

Here is a trailer:


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