WHO’S IN IT?
Kyrie Irving (film debut), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Shaquille O’Neal (Kazaam), Chris Webber (Like Mike), Reggie Miller (Forget Paris), Nate Robinson (film debut), Lisa Leslie (Pipe Dreams), Erica Ash (Kristy), J. B. Smoove (We Bought A Zoo), Mike Epps (The Hangover), Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip), Nick Kroll (Loving), Ashton Tyler (Hidden Figures)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Charles Stone III (Drumline), director; Jay Longino (Skiptrace), writer; Marty Bowen (The Maze Runner) and Wyck Godfrey (The Fault In Our Stars), producers; Christopher Lennertz (Think Like A Man), composer; Karsten Gopinath (Midnight Sun), cinematographer; Jeff Freeman (Ted) and Sean Valla (Elke), editors
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
After pouring his life savings into submitting a team for the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Howery) faces a number of setbacks including losing his basketball team, and later his girlfriend (Haddish), to rival coach Mookie (Kroll). Desperate, he sets out to convince aged basketball legend Uncle Drew (Irving) to come out of retirement and play in the tournament, which he agrees to – on the condition that he form his own team made up of other elderly former basketball legends…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Based on a series of Pepsi commercials (because Hollywood will make a movie out of anything these days), this film puts NBA All-Stars like Kyrie Irving, Shaquille O’Neal and Chris Webber in old-age prosthetics for our collective amusement.