Sadly, this Keanu Reeves vehicle is not, as one might have hoped, a biopic about the greatest underground rock band of the '80s. It's a genial and instantly forgettable sports comedy that makes THE BAD NEWS BEARS look like GRAND ILLUSION. Reeves,
only marginally more believable as a once-promising football player than he was as SPEED's L.A. bomb squad hotshot, stars as Shane Falco, an ex-college quarterback. He's recruited by legendary Washington Sentinels coach Jimmy McGinty (Gene Hackman, phoning it in) when a players' strike
necessitates the hiring of second-tier talent to finish out the season. Falco's colleagues are the de rigeur
collection of World War...