To paraphrase the quip that started the David Cross/Patton Oswalt feud, the script for Here Comes the Boom
feels like something Vince Vaughn read and threw across the room -- where it promptly hit Kevin James in the head.
The movie’s main character, Scott Voss (James), is a burned-out teacher who begins a career as an MMA fighter in order to raise the money necessary to save his high school’s music program. The character’s arc, as he goes from disinterested slob to warmhearted good guy, fits Vaughn’s persona perfectly, but James co-wrote the screenplay, so he obviously intended it for himself all along.
Produced by Adam Sandler and directed by lo...