Moviegoers who don't get a kick out of spotting athletes on the screen may be less than enthralled by the otherwise formulaic comeback flick, but sports-loving viewers will likely be more enthusiastic.
Producer: Marty Bowen, John Fischer, Michael Flynn
Writer: Jay Longino
Release Date: Jun 29, 2018
Runtime: 1hr 43m
After Dax (Lil Rel Howery) lost his life savings in a bid to enter a team into a street ball tournament in Harlem, he is desperate for another chance to compete – and win that cash prize. But to do so, he’ll need to pull together an all-new team… or so he thought, until he witnesses the legendary skills of septuagenarian baller Uncle Drew (NBA All-Star Kyrie Irving) and realizes that an all-old team might just do the trick! Together, Dax and Drew set off on a road trip to round up Drew’s old basketball squad (Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, and Lisa Leslie) and prove that age is just a number – but it’s the final score that counts. Also starring Nick Kroll, Tiffany Haddish and J.B. Smoove, Uncle Drew is the big-screen adaptation of the fan-favorite Pepsi digital episodic series of the same name.
Did You Know?
Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery worked together on The Carmichael Show (2015).