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You'll go bananas for baseball's funniest rookie when Friends star Matt LeBlanc teams up with the hottest third baseman this side of Cooperstown: Ed, a chimp who's the reigning champ of friendship and fly balls. Pitcher Jack "Deuce" Cooper (LeBlanc) is in a major bind when he makes it to the minor leagues and gets stage fright on the mound. Back on the farm, he's dynamite; in front of a crowd, he chokes. But good luck swings to the rescue when a hairy hero steps up to the plate! Jack's new teammate - and roommate - is Ed, a chimpanzee who turns out to be a born baseball player, a bona fide matchmaker and the best buddy Jack ever had. With Ed's help, the Santa Rosa Rockets just might clinch the pennant, and Jack will learn that the first rule of the game is to have fun. Jayne Brook, Jack Warden and Bill Cobbs co-star in this hilarious, heartwarming family comedy that hits a home run of laughs with every play.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Might tolerably amuse the under-10 crowd, but will prove borderline intolerable for everyone else.
June 21, 2017
New York Times
Mr. LeBlanc ... is so blank that the only impression he makes is of having teeth that are very lar...
June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Says
A buddy comedy with big groans, potty humor, and drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Ed is a family comedy that's largely an innocuous, if immature, buddy flick that relies near-exclusively on potty humor (read: fart jokes) and the wacky hijinks of an animatronic chimpanzee to garner laughs. The profanity is mild but recurring, but the trickier question the movie raises for parents is the presence of a scene that includes drinking and an attempt at drunk driving that is played for comedy, with no explicit consequences. In another potentially problematic scene, the main character "Deuce" lies, steals a truck, and uses violence to resolve conflict, in the service of doing the right thing to rescue his friend.
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- Genre:Comedy, Family
- Release Date:March 15, 1996
- Audio Format:5.1
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