Ready to Rumble

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"They're headed to the big time...face first."
  • PG-13
  • 2000
  • 1 hr 47 min
  • 5.3  (15,269)
  • 23

In 2000, Warner Bros. Pictures released the wrestling comedy film, Ready to Rumble, starring David Arquette, Oliver Platt, and Scott Caan. The movie follows the story of two die-hard wrestling fans, Gordie (Arquette) and Sean (Caan), who are saddened by their favorite wrestler, Jimmy King (Platt), losing his championship title to Diamond Dallas Page (himself).

The two friends embark on a mission to help King regain his glory and become the champion once again. Their pursuit takes them to WCW headquarters in Atlanta, where they meet a host of quirky characters, including WCW President Titus Sinclair (Joe Pantoliano), ring announcer Michael Buffer (himself), and wrestler Goldberg (himself).

As they navigate the world of professional wrestling, Gordie and Sean become increasingly obsessed with their mission, which leads them to train King and help him prepare for his comeback fight against Diamond Dallas Page.

Despite facing a number of challenges, including sabotage attempts by Sinclair and Page, the trio manages to pull through and put on a show-stopping performance in the ring. Along the way, they learn some valuable lessons about loyalty, friendship, and the importance of standing up for what you believe in.

One of the standout elements of Ready to Rumble is its humor, which is both slapstick and witty, and often centers around the absurdity of the wrestling world. Arquette and Caan make a great duo, playing off each other’s comedic energy, while Platt stands out as the larger-than-life King, who is equal parts lovable and ridiculous.

The movie also features a number of cameos from real-life wrestlers, including Bill Goldberg, Sting, Randy Savage, and Sid Vicious, which adds a fun layer of authenticity to the film. Those who were fans of WCW during the late 90s and early 2000s will likely appreciate the nods to real-life events, such as the infamous “Fingerpoke of Doom” incident.

Aside from the humor and the wrestling references, Ready to Rumble also has a heartwarming side, as the film ultimately underscores the importance of following your dreams, even in the face of adversity. Gordie and Sean’s unwavering passion for wrestling may seem silly to some, but it brings them joy, and they refuse to give up on it despite the obstacles they face.

The film also touches on themes of loyalty and friendship, as Gordie and Sean’s bond is tested throughout their journey. Ultimately, however, they come out the other side stronger and more dedicated to their shared cause.

Overall, Ready to Rumble is a lighthearted comedy that will appeal to wrestling fans and non-wrestling fans alike. With its mix of humor, heart, and nostalgia, it’s a fun and entertaining watch that’s perfect for a lazy afternoon.

Ready to Rumble is a 2000 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3 and a MetaScore of 23.

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