Thursday, May 4, 2023


A Geek Daddy was provided movie codes by Universal Pictures for promotional consideration. 
Opinions expressed are honest and my own.

champions movie 2023

Comedic filmmaker Bobby Farrelly (Something About Mary / Me, Myself & Irene) adds a new twist to the tried and true drama scenario of a team of outcasts being led to success by a coach seeking redemption in his movie CHAMPIONS. In this film, Farrelly casts Woody Harrelson as a troubled coach who needs to get his personal life in order and real life developmentally disabled individuals who make up the friends on a basketball team that dreams of making it to the Special Olympics championship game. CHAMPIONS is a flick that hopes to score points in advocating for those with disabilities through humor and heart-warming moments that will have audiences embrace the teammates on this basketball team of friends. 

Does Farrelly's CHAMPIONS win audiences over? Critics on Rotten Tomatoes reviewed the movie as "rotten" with a 59% approval rating; BUT audiences scored CHAMPIONS with a "fresh" 95% approval rating. My problem with most critics these days is they fall into one of two categories: (1) someone looking to kiss ass to movie studios to gain access and perks and gives glowing reviews of everything or (2) someone who gives every movie a bad review to show the world they are truly independent of Hollywood marketing departments. So, that is why I give the Tomatometer scores on from audiences much more credibility than what the so-called critics think. 

My personal rating of movies is pretty simple, did I have a good time sitting through the movie? If, YES, it was an entertaining experience then the flick earns a Geek Daddy nod of approval.  Feeling as if I just lost hours out of my life that can't get back or falling asleep in the middle of the show won't get a movie any hype from me. In this case, CHAMPIONS is a winner! 

champions movie digital code giveaway

Want to judge for yourself if CHAMPIONS is rotten or fresh? I have a digital code for the movie courtesy of Universal Pictures Home Entertainment to giveaway. Just complete the entries in the rafflecopter form below before 11:59pm on May 14, 2023 for a chance to be a Geek Daddy's randomly selected winner. Must be a United States resident over 18 years old to participate. The selected winner must reply back within twenty-four hours of being contacted to confirm their selection or an alternate entry will be chosen. Good luck!

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When a troubled basketball coach is ordered by a Judge to manage a team of players with intellectual disabilities or go to jail the choice is obvious. He soon realizes that despite his doubts, together, this team can go further than they ever imagined. CHAMPIONS is based on the true story of a basketball team from Valencia, Spain. It is rated PG 13 by the Motion Picture Association of America for Strong Language + Crude & Sexual References.

CHAMPIONS is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. Check it out for a fun family movie night.


  1. When I was in school and we played Hoover High School Back then they had an MTV show covering them and all of the players going to big colleges and we were huge underdogs. Well we lost but put up a good fight.