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Here Comes the Boom is the story of an amiable teacher going to great lengths to secure the extra curricular funding and ultimately the sense of ambition in his students.
Voss (James) has become complacent and jaded in his job as a biology teacher but when the job of his impassioned colleague and music teacher (Winkler) is threatened, he begins to train and compete as a mixed martial arts fighter. He figures that the huge pay outs for losing the matches will be enough to keep his cash strapped school out of trouble.
James is incredibly likeable in this role and it has to be noted, is probably in the best shape of his career. The fight scenes are realistic and keep the movies pace moving well throughout. Though the plot is predictable the film itself is heartfelt and funny throughout. It does err on the side of corny with American flags flapping at every given opportunity but as a feel good Friday night flick it’s perfectly serviceable and pleasantly surprising.