(Sport s Comedy: 1 hour, 47 minutes); Starring: Bernie Mac, Angela Basset, and Paul Sorvino; Director: Charles Stone III; Rated: PG-13 (Strong language and sexual innuendo)
Movie Review: Stanley "The Boss" Ross (Bernie Mac) is baseball's most talked about player. After getting 3,000 hits, he retires from baseball. Ross seeks to be a hall of famer, but just before his induction, an error shows that Ross only has 2,997 hits. Ross, who is known to his fans as Mr. 3,000, decides to return baseball after many years to garner those three hits. However, a 50-year-old old Ross finds that he is not in the best of shape to return to baseball. He remains vigilant and once again becomes a player for the Milwaukee Brewers.
"Mr. 3000" is a fun sports movies that, unlike other sports photoplays, spends time with the focus on characters rather than the sport itself. Romance and laughs are the key to this comedy. Bernie Mac and Angela Basset make a great romantic couple, and Paul Sorvino does much with few words. "Mr. 3000" also keeps you guessing, never quite letting its audiences know what is coming next. As Bernie Mac would say on his FOX television show "The Bernie Mac Show," "America this movie is good."
Grade: B (A home run.)
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