13 February 2013 | akmediascope-540-552663
This is a modern "B" film, so awful that it rates high on the unintentional humor scale and should have cult status. It is a gem that makes Jello out of poignant moments and gave my family quotes to enjoy for years to come; So much fun in that it follows the standard wandering B movie plot. Boy meets defeat, boy meets girl and switches up his sport making for a lot of meta-drama. In no way is this an accurate portrayal of life for real volley ball players of Manhattan Beach but perhaps it is the way we wish it were. It is worth it just to watch the Manhattan Beach, Calif. scenes where it was filmed, a place you will want to visit if you are a big volley ball fan but the beach is not the real star or even a character in the film and neither are the homogenously beautiful actors. The clunky well- intentioned writing is the real star of these moments on screen, unlikely responses that make good acting impossible. I wish campaign speeches were written like this because we would all have a lot more fun at election time. This is the best movie ever to watch with your family or friends who love bad movies, what my father used to call "stinkers." There are some fun anachronisms and continuity breeches to catch. So put extra spice on your popcorn and pull up to the screen after a great day of skiing, surfing and especially volley ball, and have fun! I love this movie! It's stupid crazy fun.