- Directed by: Frank Coraci
- Writers: Kevin James, Allan Loeb, & Rock Reuben
- Runtime: 105 minutes
- Rated: PG
- Language: English
- Company: Columbia Pictures
Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a high school/night school teacher who has lost his passion for teaching in a rewardless and thankless job.
Along with his colleagues, Bella Flores (Salma Hayek) and Marty Streb (Henry Winkler), they're just scraping by until a faculty meeting where the announcement was made their school's music program would be cut and Marty would be out of a job.
Being there for over 10 years and having a baby on the way, Scott wouldn't let this happen to Marty!
With the help of Niko (Bas Rutten), one of his foreign students he's helping achieve citizenship, Scott devises a plan to raise money to keep the music program going; becoming an MMA (mixed martial arts) fighter.
After a rough (and pretty painful) start, things slowly start getting better for Scott. He finally has something he's passionate about and that, in turn, adds back passion in his job, his teaching and in his life.
Hilariously funny with a great message, Here Comes The Boom will have you on the edge of your seats rooting for the high school Biology teacher turned MMA fighter!
Honestly, when I saw the preview for this movie before it came out, I thought to myself, 'I'll pass.'
Just goes to show you you really can't judge a book, or in this case, a movie, by it's cover/trailer!
I really enjoy Kevin James in his television and movie roles and this movie was probably one of his best in my opinion. He's one of those funny-without-trying-to-be actors, which really made this movie.
Speaking of actors, this movie has quite the celebrity cast! Everyone contributed their acting style and brand of humor to this movie which, I think, is what made it so great.
The plot of the movie was pure gold! It was so far fetched that it was actually believable and aside from that, it was truly inspirational seeing as we are IN a time where a lot of schools throughout the country have to make cuts to their curriculum, ultimately making the students suffer.
Just goes to show you where there is a will and an individual that actually cares, there's a way!
Definitely a must see :)
Disclaimer:: I was in no way compensated for the above post. This is an opinion solely based on my thoughts and opinions of the movie in question and no one elses. I was not influenced one way or another to write the subject matter in this review, so if you don't like it or don't agree with it, that is your choice and I fully respect it so please extend me the same courtesy.