The Best of Times (1986) - Comedy, Drama, Sport

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A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Robin Williams, Kurt Russell
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 8 out of 40 found boring (20%)

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I can't tell you how many times I've watched this movie, how many times I have enjoyed it and how often I wish that more people could see it.

Film is worth watching just to see the famed Remo in action.

Robin Williams and Kurt Russell star (and bore) in the leads.

Not the Best, But Enjoyable.

However, the film plays out in rather predictable fashion as one just knows how this one is going to end.

Add in all kinds of quirky, character actors and actresses filling the town and teams with an enjoyable experience of football in the mud and attempting to change one's destiny when everyone else has given up on you.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

The whole story is quite a mess, with some scenes leading nowhere, and others being cringe-inducing in their reliance on cliché.

It has not lost its charm, as I have enjoyed it about every 2-3 years since.

It is humorous in some parts, but one of those films that gets slow too, it also has Robin Williams and he can be a bit over the top a lot of the times.

William's cowering nerd plays well to Russell's washed up high school hero and together their plan to replay the football game that set each one's destiny in motion is predictable and fun.

It's all so predictable...

This script follows every predictable cliché you can think of.

Not the best film ever put to screen, but enjoyable.

Russell makes dull dramedy about small town losers watchable .

Mediocre and predictable sports comedy elevated by Robin Williams' comic performance .

Watching out of the corners of their eyes, they finally blow their own cover by hollering and screaming at an exciting football play.

I remember one day I was sitting around the house, bored.