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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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NOTE: The Thurber solo commentary is hidden as an easter egg on this DVD. To get to it, skip to about 34 minutes into the movie, and press 'enter' on your remote after Ben Stiller's character snaps his fingers. The unrated Dodgeball DVD has a different commentary.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Rawson Marshall Thurber, and actors Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn Rating:5.9/10 (7 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
This has Mr. Thurber repeating many things from his solo track. It is, however, very nice and entertaining. The three guys goof off a lot and make nice jokes, they share production stories not in Mr. Thurberís solo track and they yap about the comedy. They mention the jokes they changed and the jokes they came up with on the spot. It never really gets boring, although if you listen to this one before the directorís solo track itís probably better. (Conversely, if you listen to this one after the solo track, itís probably not as good.) They also give a lot of praise but itís okay. Itís a nice track to listen to.
Commentary 2: Screenwriter/director Rawson Marshall Thurber Rating:7.0/10 (5 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
This is a very nice track. Youíve got a lot of funny bits, which makes it a really breezy track. Unfortunately, thereís a lot of praise. With every new person you see or aspect of the movie, Mr. Thurber gives a lot of thanks to whomever he sees. Whatís nice, though, is that he gives out a lot of production stories and a lot of studio-related stories. He talks about how the studio/producerís notes actually made the movie better. He mentions many things that they cut out or that they changed. He also gives out his thoughts on filmmaking and screenwriting, all of which are rather interesting. One thing I really found interesting is that he worked for John August (writer of ĎGoí, the ĎCharlieís Angelsí movies) and that, like him, Mr. Thurber writes out of sequence. This is a good track, but depending on which real track you listen to first...