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  • Summary: Disgraced and kicked off his homophobic soccer team, Ecki swears revenge against his former teammates. With the help of his sister, he forms a rag-tag, all-gay team to compete in the ultimate grudge match. It's a hilarious journey for Ecki, his family and their entire town in this sweet, sexy and thoroughly surprising comedy. (Regent Releasing) Expand
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  1. 75
    If there's a gay cliche who doesn't flounce through this feel-good German comedy, he must have been out of town when the casting call went out, but its fundamental good nature is tough to resist.
  2. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    It's surefire entertainment: loopy and predictable, but tremendously likable.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    Following the same general blueprint as "The Bad News Bears" or "The Longest Yard," this engaging, well-paced German film directed by Sherry Horman includes a vibrantly funny script by Benedikt Gollhardt.
  4. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    With its clean narrative lines, easily grasped message and literal kick-line of affable, non-threatening gay characters, the film is carefully calibrated for mass appeal. It leaves no shortcut or pratfall untaken, and it will be all the more popular for it.
  5. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    The climactic game provides an opportunity for some of the most sustained - and literal - gay bashing in movie history, even if the outcome is no more surprising than that of any other underdog comedy.
  6. Golhardt's screenplay has enough quirkily charming moments to compensate for its plethora of stereotypical characters and cliched situations, and director Sherry Hormann provides a light enough touch to make the proceedings palatable, if not quite enjoyable.
  7. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    A by-the-numbers ensemble dramedy that hits every underdog and gay-fish-out-of-water cliche on the nose.

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