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The Ringer – Review

Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics and bring home the gold. But when Steve’s fellow competitors get wise to the con, they inspire him to rise to the greatest challenge of all: becoming a better person.

Produced by the fearless Farrelly Brothers (There’s Something About Mary, Shallow Hal), The Ringer will keep you smiling all the way to the finish line!

Special Features

  • Commentary by Director Barry W. Blaustein, Screenwriter Ricky Blitt, Producer Peter Farrelly, and Actors Johnny Knoxville, Edward Barbanell and John Taylor
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Let The Games Begin: A Look at “The Ringer”
  • Theatrical Trailer

I can’t believe that I have never seen this movie till now! I didn’t expect much from it at first (I’m not a big Johnny Knoxville fan). The Ringer had me laughing most of the time. 

Johnny Knoxville did a decent job playing a guy who pretends he is mentally challenged so he can enter the Special Olympics. I was afraid that it would be inappropriate seeing as Johnny Knoxville is known for this sort of thing, but I was wrong. About halfway through, the mood changes from funny to touching and heartwarming. 

The only problem I found with The Ringer is that the plot is a little all over the place. 
Overall, it’s a great movie is you are looking to kill some time and have some laughs. 

If you want a good laugh, pick up The Ringer now on Blu-ray.

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