For those about to bowl, this film salutes you. A documentary that opens with a newspaper quote admitting that to embrace bowling is to "shrug off the pall of utter unhipness" knows exactly what it's up against. Christopher Browne's fun, surprisingly exciting film probably won't convert anyone convinced that bowling is something you do while downing fish sticks and beer. But it may teach them a newfound respect for the sport's champions: The gladiators of ancient Rome never entered the arena with more pride, passion or determination. After a brief description of bowling's extraordinary popularity during the post-World War II era, various pundits attempt to explain it...