A combination romantic comedy/inspirational sports tale inspired by comedian Adam Carolla's pre-show business life, THE HAMMER is a pleasant surprise. It's genuinely funny, oddly romantic and surprisingly engaging for what could easily have been an obnoxious vanity project.
At 19, LA native Jerry "The Hammer" Ferro (Carolla) was a Golden Glove winner who appeared to have a bright future in profession boxer. On his 40th birthday, he's forced to face the stark reality of how little he's done with his life: Nothing. He's an unlicensed contractor who works for a sadistic bully (Christopher Darga)… make that worked. He and his best friend, sweet-natured Nicaragua...