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Hustle on Netflix
« on: June 08, 2022, 02:18:37 AM »

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Anyone else excited to see this movie starring Adam Sandler as a 76ers scout? It should be dropping at Midnight Hollywood time (3am  EST)
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Good movie. Brad Stevens actually has a cameo at the end of it too
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Enjoyed it too, Juancho wasnít half bad as an actor either. Some great cameos, especially 22yr old Boban 😂

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Looking forward to seeing the movie.  BTW, that is Netflix.
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Looking forward to seeing the movie.  BTW, that is Netflix.

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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 11:22:25 PM »

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Just finished it.  Kept me entertained.  Enjoyed it overall.  Liked seeing all the secret games and behind the scenes type stuff and given how many actual people were in it, I suspect that stuff is pretty accurate.
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Sandler has had a great career. Made tons of money on slapstick and now has turned in solid performances with this and Uncut Gems. I thought Anthony Edwards was good in it as well.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2022, 10:59:27 AM »

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Honestly the biggest problem I had with the movie was I had a hard time believing that Juancho Hernangomez was a unicorn type prospect.  And it had nothing to do with his acting, which I thought was fine, it had to do with the fact that I've seen him actually play basketball.  This isn't Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth or even Anthony Edwards in the movie playing a high level prospect.  Hernangomez just isn't the type of player he was portrayed as.  I know it is a movie and all, but I think they'd have been better off not casting an actual NBA player as the lead or casting an actual good NBA player in the role. 
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2022, 02:11:28 PM »

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Good movie. Brad Stevens actually has a cameo at the end of it too

Really glad that he's able to make a living as a GM.

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Honestly the biggest problem I had with the movie was I had a hard time believing that Juancho Hernangomez was a unicorn type prospect.  And it had nothing to do with his acting, which I thought was fine, it had to do with the fact that I've seen him actually play basketball.  This isn't Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth or even Anthony Edwards in the movie playing a high level prospect.  Hernangomez just isn't the type of player he was portrayed as.  I know it is a movie and all, but I think they'd have been better off not casting an actual NBA player as the lead or casting an actual good NBA player in the role.

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Honestly the biggest problem I had with the movie was I had a hard time believing that Juancho Hernangomez was a unicorn type prospect.  And it had nothing to do with his acting, which I thought was fine, it had to do with the fact that I've seen him actually play basketball.  This isn't Ray Allen as Jesus Shuttlesworth or even Anthony Edwards in the movie playing a high level prospect.  Hernangomez just isn't the type of player he was portrayed as.  I know it is a movie and all, but I think they'd have been better off not casting an actual NBA player as the lead or casting an actual good NBA player in the role.

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I liked it a lot but agree.  Juancho was not completely believable on being a unicorn.  He did surprise me with some of the dribbling drills but we know he's a below average player so it's hard to look at him and believe what they are portraying.  Any avid NBA fan will have a hard time but it wont bither everyone else since they will not have much of a clue who he really is.

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I liked it, but rather than Anthony Edwards being the antagonist, they would have been better served by having Anthony Edwards play the star as some mysterious Euro, and have the film revolve around him with someone else playing the role of Kermit (Iím sure Edwards could have pulled off a French or British accent, or just dub over his voice). We need to suspend disbelief in most movies, but doing so when Juancho is presented as a unicorn was a bridge too far. Juanchoís acting was good, but we know heís below average in the NBA. Edwards as the next big star, a true diamond in the rough discovered by a hard working scout, would have been more believable and exciting. He looked incredible as Kermit at times. 
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I liked it, but rather than Anthony Edwards being the antagonist, they would have been better served by having Anthony Edwards play the star as some mysterious Euro, and have the film revolve around him with someone else playing the role of Kermit (Iím sure Edwards could have pulled off a French or British accent, or just dub over his voice). We need to suspend disbelief in most movies, but doing so when Juancho is presented as a unicorn was a bridge too far. Juanchoís acting was good, but we know heís below average in the NBA. Edwards as the next big star, a true diamond in the rough discovered by a hard working scout, would have been more believable and exciting. He looked incredible as Kermit at times.

Agreed on the Juancho factor.  Although it does go to prove just how elite even the worst NBA player is.

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  I thought it was a very formulaic sports movie . I wasnít expecting anything more. But I appreciated Sandlerís clear love for hoops and the first hoop movie with a training montage. General sports fans have no idea all the boring back breaking drills these guys have to do every single day to get better and not go the other way and LOSE feel for the ball. Dribbling drills are just awful.
  Also, I could not tell the difference in talent between a pro player and a teenage future Olympian in person when Iím embarrassing myself trying to get in their way at all.

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  I thought it was a very formulaic sports movie . I wasnít expecting anything more. But I appreciated Sandlerís clear love for hoops and the first hoop movie with a training montage. General sports fans have no idea all the boring back breaking drills these guys have to do every single day to get better and not go the other way and LOSE feel for the ball. Dribbling drills are just awful.
  Also, I could not tell the difference in talent between a pro player and a teenage future Olympian in person when Iím embarrassing myself trying to get in their way at all.

Formulaic is right. And you are correct that that was expected. It was an OK movie, nothing special and certainly far from the worst.  Too predictable for me to really like it and Sandler was average in the role. I think the players including Juancho did some decent/passable acting and for me that was what kept me watching.  But when you basically know the script after the first few scenes, itís not really all that special or enjoyable.