Synopsis: A high school biology teacher looks to become a successful mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to prevent extra-curricular activities from being axed at his cash-strapped school.
Release Date: October 12, 2012
Thoughts: Here’s what has me interested in this film: Kevin James in what looks to be a quasi serious film. Here’s what does NOT have me interested in this film: Kevin James being directed by Frank Coraci in what looks to be a quasi serious film. Coraci has delivered a few stinkers courtesy of Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison productions and I’m not confident that he’ll be able to pull this one off if it is indeed the less comedic drama its billing itself as. I’m sure the film will have its share of laughs and I’m hoping that James gets out from under the oafish roles he’s been cashing in on and starts to take himself seriously. Sandler has tried that out to some success before but has wound up regressing to lame-brain comedies. James isn’t a bad actor and it would be a shame to not at least try something new.