Uncle Drew

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"Grab your squad and go."
  • PG-13
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 43 min
  • 5.8  (15,589)
  • 57

Uncle Drew is a hilarious sports comedy film featuring basketball icons Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson. Directed by Charles Stone III and written by Jay Longino, the movie follows Dax (Lil Rel Howery), a down-on-his-luck streetball coach who seeks the assistance of Uncle Drew, a legendary baller played by Kyrie Irving. Their mission is to win the upcoming Rucker Classic streetball tournament and take home the $100,000 prize money to help Dax rebuild his shattered reputation.

The movie starts with Dax losing his star player, his girlfriend, and his team to his longtime rival Mookie (Nick Kroll). Disheartened and desperate, he stumbles upon the enigmatic, elderly Uncle Drew playing basketball alone in a deserted court. Inspired by his skills, Dax begs him to join his team and help him win the tournament. Drew initially declines, but after Dax reveals his tragic backstory, Drew can't resist the urge to help him out.

Drew then sets out on a journey to assemble a team of his own, consisting of his old basketball cronies Bobby (Shaquille O’Neal), Preacher (Chris Webber), Lights (Reggie Miller), and Boots (Nate Robinson). But, there's a catch. These old-timers have let themselves go and are now in their 70s. Drew must first whip them into shape, bring back their past glory, and suit up for the Rucker Classic tournament.

What follows is a rollercoaster of comedy, basketball action, and nostalgia as the geriatric crew takes on the younger, hip streetballers. The film constantly oscillates between Drew and his team's hilarious antics, and Dax's ongoing feud with his ex-girlfriend and rival coach Mookie.

Uncle Drew is a feel-good, lighthearted movie that has something for everyone. Fans of basketball will enjoy the skillful display of hoops and the iconic cameo appearances of real NBA legends. But even those who don't follow basketball will have a great time laughing at the geriatric crew's witty banter and amusing antics. The cast's chemistry is excellent, especially the rapport between Kyrie Irving and Lil Rel Howery, whose comedic timing is on point.

The movie's plot is utterly predictable, and most of the jokes fall predictably flat. Yet, due to its fantastic cast, the movie never loses its charm. The ending scene is predictable, but it’s also satisfying to see the elderly ballers pull off a few convincing tricks to win over the younger ones. Overall, the film is as heartwarming and unpretentious as it gets. It delivers an excellent dose of slapstick comedy, friendly sports rivalry, and feels good nostalgia.

For fans of basketball, Uncle Drew is an absolute must-watch, and for everyone else, it still offers a fun-filled, laughter-packed evening. Its simple plot, hilarious jokes, and fantastic cast make it an excellent feel-good movie to watch.

If you haven't seen Uncle Drew yet, don't hesitate. Watch Uncle Drew Online and experience the geriatric crew's hilarious and heartwarming journey to victory. You will leave the movie theater with a big grin on your face, feeling both entertained and inspired

Uncle Drew is a 2018 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 43 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8 and a MetaScore of 57.

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