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Knuckle Sandwich (2004/Comedy)


Picture: C     Sound: C+     Extras: C-     Feature: C-



Brooke Burke is a beautiful woman and potentially a breakout comedy star, playing the girlfriend of an old high school football star Carter Simms (Doug Callan) trying to prove he has not already peaked in life in Ryan Miningham’s 2004 effort Knuckle Sandwich.  To further deal with this, he goes back to his parents (Morgan Fairchild & John O’Hurley) to revisit everyone and hopes for the best.


I could have seen this as a comedy that said something, but the script by John K. Fordham and Miningham gets too silly, muddled and ridiculous that this all collapses despite the possibilities with the scenario and the casting.  Worst of all is a sudden interracial affair that leads to supposed KKK hate threats that are actually a very, very, very, very bad joke form some “friends” that is not funny whatsoever.  Even if you take the non-PC approach, it is still stupid.  That’s too bad, because with some intelligence, this could have been a pleasant surprise.  Instead, it is like a bad cable movie.


The letterboxed 1.78 X 1 image is poor and has so many issues that it barely gets its rating.  Compositions are nothing special, color is a saving grace often enough and that is still not often enough, while depth and detail and a real problem.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo has no surrounds and is clear enough, though nothing special.  Extras include stills, deleted scenes of no consequence, outtakes and an audio commentary by the makers that show they did not quite know where they were going.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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