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.
This journey to cobble together the old squad should be more fun that it is. Although you could say that about most of Uncle Drew. The onus is less on the performances; each former player holds his/her own.
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 LilRell Howery worked together on the Carmichael Show.