Dodgeball – Edited
Peter LaFleur (Vince Vaughn) is a charismatic underachiever and proprietor of a rundown gym called Average Joe’s. The facility’s clientèle of decidedly less-than-“average Joe’s” is made up of a self-styled pirate, a scrawny nerd who dreams of impressing an unattainable cheerleader, an obsessive aficionado of obscure sports, a dim-witted young man, and a cocky know-it-all who, of course, really knows nothing. Peter’s humble gym catches the eye of White Goodman (Ben Stiller), the power-mullet-sporting, Fu-Manchu-d, ego maniacal owner of Globo Gym, a gleaming monolith of fitness. White intends to take over Average Joe’s, and Peter’s non-existent bookkeeping is making it all too easy for him. A foreclosing bank has stationed attorney Kate Veatch (Christine Taylor) inside Average Joe’s to finalize Globo’s takeover of the gym. But Peter’s boyish charms win her over and Kate joins his team of social rejects to beat the odds — and their own ineptitude — to try to save Average Joe’s. How? A showdown dodge-ball competition against Globo Gym
I loved this movie. With both Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn together, they just feed off of each other and make the movie just that much funnier. Vince Vaughn is the owner of a not-well-utilized, supposedly second rate gym. He and the few people who are regulars at his gym find out that the jerk who owns the superficial, highly-commercialized gym across the street is going to try to buy his mortgage right out from underneath him. After a few failures, the guys from Average Joe’s Gym decide that the only thing they can do to win the money is to play in a national dodge-ball tournament. With an enthusiastic coach and some hard work the average Joe’s make it to the finals only to play Globo Gym for the very building they were trying to save.