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Opening This Weekend: Here Comes the Boom

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OK, so we get that funnyman Kevin James can be annoying. But he turns on the charm in Here Comes the Boom, the new comedy in which he plays jaded high school teacher Scott Voss. Voss isn't much of an activist but when the school principal announces plans to scrap the music department and downsize Marty (Henry Winkler), the well-meaning music instructor who buys old instruments and fixes them up for the students, Scott decides to take up Marty’s cause and raise the $40k needed to keep the music department from getting shut down. HIs half-baked idea to raise the money involves entering the world of amateur mixed martial arts where he can potentially make a few grand at a time. While the rest of the film doesn't have any real surprises, the actors' comic timing keeps it on track.
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