Ed is the masterfully crafted story of a farmer turned worlds best pitcher ever with the help of a hilarious baseball-playing chimpanzee all while discovering the magic of baseball and the magic of children. Or it could be a film about the demonstration making a movie without knowing how baseball and/or animals work with the magic of baseball and the magic of children. You decide!
Ed stinks. We know that it is a children's movie. Fine. As far as children movies go, this one is insulting to children. For children to like this film, they must be stupid. That's the message that this film delivers, "It's ok that we don't think very hard about this one; children are stupid and will like anything." Except children aren't stupid. They know things about the world including how baseball works or how observable physics work. It's insulting. It's also fairly racist.
While Ed has the type of comedy that just comes across as annoying like The Love Guru and films that rely on sped-up film and farts to employ "humor", there are quite a few moments that are unintentionally laughable. Matt LeBlanc's performance as the greatest pitcher of all time is truly funny (especially when one of his pitches goes quite awry), the dramatic "cut day" scene that involves ONLY Jim Caviezel's character getting cut, and that after 38 minutes of the film you've only seen 30 seconds of actual baseball being played.
Ed deserves to be in the IMDB Bottom 100. It truly is an awful movie. We think that watching Ed alone may be the worst idea that anyone could have. But with a pretty solid group of riffers Ed can be a good time. It does all it can to help you make funny jokes while watching it. If riffing a bad movie is like a gun, then Ed buys the expensive bullets and then loads the gun for you.
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