is stitched together like Coop Coopers homemade ball, with the skin of a Lazyboy.
There are lots of easy jokes, some so ridiculous that you cant help but laugh and
many more in poor taste that still might make you laugh, but more puns played out in the
game of BASEketball are simply sophomoric. More importantly, the source of the
humor is very limited, making it difficult to sustain.
Heres the pitch: these loser dudes in desperation to compete in a pickup two-on-two of basketball at a high school reunion party invent a new series of rules to find the bass (sic) to victory. The in your face comedy is inspired by the in your face shenanigans that make up the rules of BASEketball. The game begins on a driveway, inspires the neighborhood and spreads like California brush fires into a wind blown commercial league. Basically basketball sans movement, with some gross out innovations, BASEketball is played on a mock diamond set against the backdrop of a garage door. We get to share more than a season of play with the lunatic players during the course of the film.
Trey Parker and
Matt Stone are left to sail the ball through the hoop in all the crucial situations.
Parker plays Joe "Coop" Cooper and Stone is Doug Remer, the nerdy creators of BASEketball.
Parker plays it with a forlorn puppy dog look and Stone misses few opportunities to mug. South
Park fans will recognize their voices and delivery from that TV series. Dian Bachar
relishes the punishment inflicted on his character Squeak Scolari and is good for many of
the legitimate laughs.