Thursday 7 December 2023

REVIEW: Lady Ballers (2023 Film) - Starring Jeremy Boreing, Daniel Considine and Billie Rae Brandt

Review by Jon Donnis

Director Jeremy Boreing takes a bold leap with "Lady Ballers," a sports comedy that dives into the rarely explored territory of men participating in women's sports. Set against the backdrop of a once a great coach's quest for redemption, the film successfully blends humour with satire, making it a standout comedy in 2023.

The plot follows Coach Rob Gibson, played convincingly by Jeremy Boreing himself, whose life takes a comedic turn after a divorce and a career setback. The narrative gains momentum when Rob reconnects with his former star point guard, Alex Cruise, portrayed by the charismatic Daniel Considine. Together, they embark on a mission to reunite their state championship basketball team, with an unexpected twist of competing against women in track and field.

One of the film's strongest points is its ability to tackle a sensitive and controversial topic with humor. "Lady Ballers" succeeds in delivering laugh-out-loud moments while satirizing the absurdities of the situation. The script, despite its low budget and a cast with limited acting experience, stands out with well-executed comedic timing and genuine performances.

The film's tongue-in-cheek farce never takes itself too seriously, offering a refreshing break from the often politically charged atmosphere surrounding such themes. The narrative cleverly weaves in Daily Wire personalities like Ben Shapiro, Brett Cooper, and Matt Walsh, adding an extra layer of humor and familiarity for fans of the platform. The cameo appearance of a US Senator adds a touch of real-world satire to the mix.

Despite its strengths, "Lady Ballers" does have a flaw in its runtime. The film feels a tad long, and some tighter editing could have elevated the overall pacing, bringing the runtime closer to the ideal 90-minute mark. However, this minor issue doesn't overshadow the film's brilliance.

In conclusion, "Lady Ballers" is a brilliant satire that scores high on humor and entertainment. With its daring approach and hilarious execution, the film emerges as a standout comedy of the year. I give it a solid 9.5 out of 10, applauding its daring spirit and its success in providing a much-needed antidote to the prevailing woke culture in today's society.

This is one of the few films that had me truly laughing out loud this year. That is really rare, so I applaud Jeremy Boreing for doing something that teams of Hollywood writers regularly fail to do.

Out now at The Daily Wire