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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (Unrated) (2004)

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NOTE: This track is only on the unrated release. The original Dodgeball DVD release had a different track with the same people.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter/director Rawson Marshall Thurber, and actors Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn Rating:3.5/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Numes on July 30th, 2006:Find all reviews by Numes
This is the director, Vince Vaughn, and Ben Stiller doing a fake commentary where Ben is late and everyone gets mad at each other and end the commentary early and put on There's Something About Mary on instead.

From a commentary point of view, it's pretty pointless.

The good thing is that the unrated release contains this commentary PLUS the two commentaries from the original release (as Easter Eggs), so they aren't taking anything away from you. If you take that into account, I'd give it a 5.
Reviewed by pat00139 on March 27th, 2007:Find all reviews by pat00139
Within the first two minutes of this thing, I was laughing so hard. On the DVD box, it says ‘joke commentary’, and this, I suppose, is that commentary. If you’ve ever heard commentaries, and you know all the annoying things people do – interruptions, people showing up late, people eating and drinking on the microphone – you know what you can expect from here. Mr. Thurber is sort of the straight man and Mr. Vaughn does every annoying thing, trying to point the director in the right direction for making this. They play on the fact that it’s Mr. Thurber’s first commentary track. Mr. Stiller comes in later, about 11 minutes in. Then, he and Mr. Thurber fight a while. After about 45 minutes, everybody has either stormed out or is fed up with the track and nobody is left. Very little interesting things are said. Everybody talks about everything except the movie. The interns decide to put in a commentary from another ‘mediocre’ Ben Stiller movie. So Peter and Bobby Farrelly talk about ‘There’s Something about Mary’. For the rest of the movie, you have those two directors talking about their movie. It’s rather boring from then on, but you do get the occasional picture/comment synch with a nice comedic effect, like the Farellys talking about a girl’s high school picture when seeing Ben Stiller’s face on screen. If you want to watch this, look at the first half only, because after that it’s rather bland.
Reviewed by Buldrebisk on July 12th, 2009:Find all reviews by Buldrebisk
This was great... at first. I loved every minute of it until at the 40 or so minute mark and they turn on the farrelly brothers commentary for Something About Mary. At that point I thought it was a great move in the skit, and that after a few minutes, or even as much as ten minutes Ben or Vince would come in again and make another hoopla about the technicians putting on another commentary. I kept waiting for this, and realized it wasn’t going to happen, but finished it anyway. Not even a little skit at the end credits were the technicians talk about how they got away with it. Disappointment. They could have kept it going, it was great, but it’s no joke, the last 40+ minutes is bobby and peter farrelly talking over the Something About Mary movie, and it’s not interesting or funny or anything. This went from a 9 to a 1. In total I’ll round it to a 5/10.
Reviewed by slycooper20 on February 19th, 2010:Find all reviews by slycooper20
Oh my god, I hated this commentary so much. I completely understand it would've been a joke, but Ben and Vince just came across as complete pricks, ridiculing Rawson for being a newbie, and just completely not caring a bit about the commentary, even just putting on There's Something About Mary. Please be nicer next time, you douchebags.
Reviewed by thephilistine_ on October 16th, 2013:Find all reviews by thephilistine_
Middle of the road score on this one (5). An interesting concept that just goes astray. If you think you would be into giving a movie commentary the old "Dark Side of Oz" treatment then this is a trial run. At times it works but oftentimes it just fails to either keep my interest or make me laugh which is two of the things I listen for when I watch a movie with the commentary track on.
Reviewed by thegibson99 on January 17th, 2017:Find all reviews by thegibson99
I've heard commentary where someone does a bit for a few minutes, but bits are very tricky to extend feature-length. Dr. Horrible is the only one I've heard do it successfully - and it was so much work they've admitted to never wanting to do anything like it again. This commentary, which is described accurately by other reviewers, wears thin. After the 20-minute mark it's actually pretty annoying.
I will be hunting down the Easter Egg commentary described elsewhere and hoping it's a lot better.