Critically Acclaimed: The Benchwarmers and Stephen King’s IT
Rob Schneider does not have a celebrated career in cinema, and that includes his ill-received baseball comedy THE BENCHWARMERS, which stars Schneider, Jon Heder and David Spade as full-grown dorks who play baseball against mean-spirited Little League teams to teach bullies a lesson. It may seem as though a movie with fart and booger jokes is a strange double-feature with Andres Muschietti’s adaptation of STEPHEN KING’S IT, but we found a way to make it work, by focusing on the different ways each film handles the impact of childhood trauma on the victims of bullying!
Plus, reviews of the new releases CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, THE DARKEST MINDS and THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, and more letters from our listeners!
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1:33 - Introductions
3:33 - Christopher Robin
35:55 - The Darkest Minds
48:58 - The Spy Who Dumped Me
54:44 - The Benchwarmers
1:14:34 - Stephen King’s It
1:44:34 - Letters: Movies That Heal Friendships/Movies Where Nothing Happens, How to Deal With Problematic Older Movies