If you've seen any of the previews for The Benchwarmers, then you already know the whole story. The entire plot is as complex as the tag line: three twenty-somethings play baseball against little leaguers. However, having very little going for it plot-wise doesn't stop the film from having some wonderfully hilarious throw-away gags and non sequiturs to make it as moderately amusing as any of Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Production's other recent films (50 First Dates, Anger Management).
The story follows Gus (Rob Schneider) as he attempts to teach his friends Richie (David Spade) and Clark (Napoleon Dynamite) about the joys of baseball. He is accosted by some pre-teens he had previously chided for farting in the face of a nerd and for some reason a baseball game is challenged. Gus proves himself able to pitch and hit better than the twelve-year-olds and the nerd Gus stuck up for turns out to have a multi-billionaire father (Jon Lovitz). The three men get the funding and the training they need to take on the nation' little league teams in a tournament where first prize is a brand new stadium.
What does the person who has everything buy for themselves?
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