On the way home from Italy, I needed a little pick me up as our romantic vacation was coming to an end. Here Comes the Boom was the perfect choice to lift my spirits. Kevin James is the epitome of good, clean humor in my humble opinion. I have yet to see a film or show with him as a character that I did not find funny. He is pure genius. And he can make a wacky story-line into a great comedy.
A worn out and unmotivated teacher, Scott Voss (James), hates his job more than most. The principal (Germann) is a real pain the arse and does nothing but cut, cut, cut budgets. But when the music teacher, Marty (Winkler), reveals that his wife is expecting and the school is cutting his job, Voss cannot bear to stand by and watch. So he pledges to raise $50,000 before the end of the school year to save Marty's job. Unfortunately his tutoring gig isn't contributing much extra dough so he sets out to become an MMA fighter. A loss gets him a few thousand bucks so he figures getting knocked out is better than teaching English to immigrants. As the story unfolds, Voss restores a sense of pride and respect into his students, the school, and his crush Bella (Salma Hayek).
Here Comes the Boom is a reminder to us all that we can make a difference, big or small, in the lives of others. We simply need to give ourselves and others a chance.