Saturday, April 23, 2016

7 Days in Hell mockumentary

cinema à la carte                                 

Aaron Williams is considered "The Bad Boy of Tennis." He was found on the streets and adopted by Richard Williams, who raised Aaron with his daughters, Venus and Serena Williams. He begins to engage in risky behavior with Rod Stewart and David Copperfield when his tennis career takes off. At the 1996 Wimbledon Finals, on his championship point, his serve hits a line judge, who has an immediate heart attack and dies. Williams falters and loses the championship. At the ceremony following the match, Williams lashes out and pushes Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent(Howie Mandel), and disappears.

Charles Poole is a child prodigy. While physically gifted and being very attractive, Poole was forced into a tennis career by his mother (Mary Steenburgen), who sped his education along by sending him to a vocational school where he earned a degree as a truck driver. Thus, Poole is very dim-witted and his mother threatens to disown him if he loses. He appears on a local show hosted by Caspian Wint (Michael Sheen) as a 15 year old and is on track to become the youngest professional tennis player in history. He tells Wint that he idolizes Aaron Williams. [wiki]
If The Old Negro Space Program is a A+ mockumentaryand it isthen 7 Days in Hell is probably B+ (R).

I found it on Verizon on demand. I laughed out loud more than once.


Juice said...

If you can't say something nice ....
But hey, this is where we part on humor. ugh

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I guess it's a guy flic ...

Anonymous said...

There's not a single thing you said that makes us want to watch this movie.
Actually, Sam remembers the thrill of seeing Mary Steenburgen's tits in "Melvin and Howard", and says he might watch if he could see 'em again.

Ann Hedonia & Sam Paku

Anonymous said...

I saw the previews before it came out, and forgot about it. It's got Kit Harington from Game of Thrones. And that trailer was actually really funny.



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