Here Comes the Boom is a Kevin James movie written by him for him. It plays up the usual Kevin James riffs….can’t get the girl (Salma Hayek), down on his luck, a day late and a dollar short…..did I say short? Ooops. So this is a cross between Mr. Holland’s Opus and Warrior/Rocky.
Surprisingly, Kevin James actually looks solid enough to fight in the UFC….or at least take a beating. That short/wide, low-center-of-gravity thing has to help survive the octagon. He even has the soft eyes to be the teacher who cares. But enlisting The Fonz as Mr. Holland and Salma…..unfortunately, she peed in Frida a decade ago. As for the rest of the supporting cast, well, this is where director Frank Coraci shows his roots in Adam Sandler films. We go from sweet comedy to idiocy very quickly.
Many actors have written well for themselves….Sly, Damon, Affleck. But if you’re going to do it, you really must do it well. I suspect James went out of pocket by a lot on his one and I doubt he gets it back.
How any successful hedge fund managers have had their moment in the sun and have come back to recapture lost glory with their own wallet. Generally, it’s a big mistake. If you can’t find objective investor interest, chances are you should consider yourself lucky a d go find something else productive to do.