Kicking & Screaming
When klutzy middle-aged family man Phil Weston takes a job coaching his 10-year-old son's talented soccer team, he winds up going head-to-head with his overbearing and ultra-competitive father, Buck, who coaches an opposing team.
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- Jesse Dylan
- 2006 Razzie® Awards
- Worst Actor nominee: Will Ferrell
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1, Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: DTS 5.1 Surround, French: DTS 5.1 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): DTS 5.1 SurroundOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; deleted scenes; making-of featurette.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Kicking & Screaming includes repeated scenes of physical violence against children. Though this is staged as humor -- specifically, a function of the immaturity and insecurity of perpetrators Phil (Will Ferrell) and his father Buck (Robert Duvall) -- it's also annoying and even startling (Phil kicks his own 10-year-old son, Buck pushes another child into a pool). The soccer game scenes are mostly fun, but do include a few rough action sequences. A couple of characters are slapped, punched, and kneed in the groin, adults smoke and drink (Phil becomes addicted to coffee and very jittery). In one scene, the kids' team emerges from a van covered in blood (following an afternoon chopping meat in a butcher's shop), and so intimidate their opponents into forfeiting the game. Phil instructs his team members to bay at the moon like dogs. One child on the team has lesbian parents, who make Phil nervous, though he does his best to be "correct."
- Sexual Content
- Older man married to younger woman, some suggestive leers.
- Kids' soccer games and physical comedy (punches and kicks).
- Some rude language and crude humor.
- Social Behavior
- Adults coaches obsess about winning until one learns his lesson. More tedious than strictly offensive.
- Designer coffee shops, discussions of marketing (sporting goods especially, the grandfather's business).
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink in a bar, and one sneaks vodka in a coffee mug.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it