Trailer Blazer: Will Ferrell's 'Semi-Pro'

I have no problem with someone being one-note, as long as I like that note. And I’m fine with Will Ferrell making sports spoof after sports spoof as long as they’re funny. (See: that mealtime grace scene in Talladega Nights. Do not see: Kicking & Screaming.)

That said, Ferrell’s upcoming basketball diary, Semi-Pro (opening Feb. 29), worries me. In the G-rated trailer below, I found great costuming, as always, but only one thing to laugh at (Ferrell on his stomach, calling for the bear).

After the jump, watch the NSFW trailer for the R-rated film. Better? By how much?

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  • Sally

    One-note is exactly right. Neither one was funny to me. Isn’t he getting a bit old to be playing “over the hill” ball player?

  • shawshank

    Neither one was funny. And was that SNL’s Kristin Wiig doing the exact same “safe word” joke from her Nancy Pelosi skit? C’mon! Palamino for Spumoni? They’re not even that different! Will Ferrell’s recent movies have had a joke to funny ratio of 30:1. I doubt this one will even muster that. Plan to avoid.

  • Eric J

    The biggest disappointment is that they didn’t even need to make anything up in orderl to make a great comedy about the ABA. This looks like it was a straightforward adaptation of the story, then Will Ferrel got attached in order to drum up interest, and took over the movie, adding slapstick that had no place in the original script.

  • George

    NOT FUNNY. Please stop these Will Ferrel “comedies”. Also, the bear is knd of tasteless after the tiger incident. That will probably be cut from the trailer.

  • Coyote

    Shawshank, are you sure that was Kristin Wiig? She’s not listed in the credits on imdb.com.
    For her sake I hope she’s not in that piece of s – – -!

  • Eric

    Maybe I’m just a silly man who enjoys stupid things but I plan on watching this movie. People told me Rickey Bobby and Blades of Glory looked bad and they were hilarious so I’ll take my chances on Will Ferrel. Atleast he’s not Ben Stiller.

  • Nick

    that looks AMAZING hahahahahahahahahaha

  • kaytay

    everyone needs to back the eff up off my homeboy, will ferrell. he is hilarious.. and you know it. just because you have the sense of humor of a door knob, doesnt mean you should diss the man of my dreams. BIATCH.

  • Stormin’Norman

    Good grief. My kids will drag me to this one, too. Please, Will, make it stop!

  • Matt | Download Semi Pro Movie

    Yes, I too like will Ferrell..I didn’t at first, but then I noticed alot of the subtleties in his stuff…alot is over the top, but I still check him out…

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    is the safe word really spaghetti???!!! i cant remember

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