Any Given Sunday
 
 
Studio: usafvet4t
 
Review Count: 27
Average Rating: 4.37 stars
Genre: Comedy
Length: 4 minutes 29 seconds
 
Posted on: June 12, 2006
 
 
Film Description
Any Given Sunday is about the misadventures of a Sports fan who absolutely loves watching football on Sunday and his nagging wife who disapproves. A great film for all men, married couples, and sports fans alike!

Full voice over, 4 min 29 sec

This is the second film we have created. We are still learning the ropes, please bare with us. Please check out "Harvey Returns" (our first crack at the movies gig): http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/86388 We would appreciate a review.

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Featured Reviews
- lerodent

TMO Critics Guild Review

ENTERTAINMENT: 8/10 Laugh-out-loud funny. Really summed up the problem of sports TV and marriage for some guys. I'm one of the lucky ones because my wife actually likes football, but I feel for this poor slob. The scene where he is brought back to "reality" by her chest is classic.
ORIGINALITY: 4/5 I've seen similar stories and heard similar jokles, but this was told well.
SCRIPT: 9/10 Great writing. Even though the wife says thae same exact line every time she walks out the door, I chuckled everytime. Good timing of the jokes/comments.
EDITING: 9/10 Well-chosen scenes. Good pacing throughout.
CONTINUITY: 3/5 A few times where charecters appear to jump from one place to another is a bit distracting. Add a closeup or shot of something else between these jumps to mitigate this.
SOUND/SUBTITLES: 6/10 Really liked the male V.O.'s however there were many changes in volume, I could barely hear some of them and most of the females VO's were also too faint.
UNIQUE EFFECTS: n/a

TOTAL 41/50 = 4 Stars

LeRodent, Critics Guild Member http://criticsguild.proboards98.com/index.cgi

Posted on June 14, 2006
- taggart70

I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants.

Posted on June 12, 2006
 
Reviews
- darrentom123

cool movie man! you make a really good movie maker.
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darrentom123

Posted on February 13, 2007
- Riaper

lol very funny.

Posted on December 9, 2006
- Gantous

very good

Posted on September 3, 2006
- verguit

I'll say one thing being single is awsome i'm dredding the day i get married if ever. Brill film mate. A+

Posted on July 13, 2006
- Greenglades

Is this camera off....

Plot/Storyline: Heh, very funny one of the timeless dilemmas sports vs wife. Well written, a little cliche, but realistic.

Editing: Narrative style with added flashback footage. Scene choices and editing was well done. Funny miscellaneous sounds when the wife slams the front door. The voiceovers are low in some areas and the wife's vo is low. The voice actors did a good job.

Overall: A funny comedy that succeeds in the the point it is making. Any Given Sunday is a great comedy as the preface to the upcoming "American" football season. Although I enjoyed this film very much it fell short in the areas of editing and needed to bring something other than the standard themes with this subject.

Posted on July 2, 2006
- JustinMoore

Well I'm not a sports fan by any means, but I know all about getting nagged to do stuff. I thought the film was pretty good up until the end and then it kicked in and became excellent! I really loved the "is this camera on?" line it was great! Overall: Excellent!

Posted on June 21, 2006
- benstudios1991

*****MoMc review*****

A very enjoyable comedy. I'll give it the ole number score:

originality--4
a new kind of story, I've seen a few of these kind of movies before but this was distinctive.

funniness--4
it had a steady flow of jokes, kept me smiling, but nothing to really make me laugh. I especially liked the part at the very end though.

plot--3
a very basic plot, doesn't ead the viewer very far but it was a plot and it did make sense.


editing--4
nothing special, a few slip-ups here and there but nothing to take out of the movie.

overall effect--3
enjoyable, but didn't quite have the plot or comedy "oomph" it needed.

overall score--3.6 (4 stars)
a good comedy, recommended to comedy fans.

Posted on June 21, 2006
- Artorious

Great film. You captured what it truelly is to be a football fan married to a non football loving wife. Couple of my friends have had to go through this. Great VO work. Editing was done very well. And the story had me rollin. This film reminds me that my future bride must love two things, football and the Cowboys!!! Keep up the great work.

Posted on June 19, 2006
- KirinRiotCrash

EXPECTATIONS: Ah yes ... a movie about the stereotypical American couch potato. I should expect a man getting yelled at or complaints by a significant other because this man watches too much sports.

**** MOMC / HARDCORE REVIEW! ****

SUMMARY: Well ... I got what I saw and it sure is about a guy that gets complaints from his significant other because of watching too much football. I also got a temporary resolution which is no big surprise but it's worth mentioning. (base score: 3.5)

MERITS: I like the emotion and direction conveyed by the sports fan. (+0.1) This guy definitely knows his stuff. His VO as well as the wife were good (+0.1*2). I also caught on the use of sound effects such as the ones used on the TV, and when the wive leaves. (+0.2) Lastly, I'd like to point out the Boob Shot. I guess if it's not sports, then it's probably sex that drives the male animal. (+0.2)

CRITICISMS: First, I noticed blowing on the mic, primarily with the sports fan's character as well as some minor blowing from the wife's VOs (-0.1*2). Some suggestions in avoiding this include: using a pop filter, a windscreen, or even talking at an angle towards the mic. I have also noticed that the misses' VOs are somewhat quiet. (-0.1) By using an outside audio editing app, like Audacity, you can amplify these VOs.

The next part I'd like to point out is the character positioning in one scene where the husband gives his wife flowers. First, she appears in the bathroom, then back in the living room, then right back in the bathroom as she takes a whiff of the flowers. It looked rather strange. (-0.2)

Lastly, I noticed one unexplained fade near the end of the movie. I wasn't sure why it was there. (-0.1*1)

OPINIONS: Well ... it is a somewhat likeable film. I must be fortunate enough to be living in a house where there are almost no sports fans. Personally, if you replace sports with The Sci-Fi Channel, then I can relate to it for the most part. The ending, however, did give me a good chuckle. (+0.1)

CLOSING: Overall, I think it's a pretty decent film and I'm sure if I was into sports, I could probably related to it.

SCORE: 3.7

Posted on June 19, 2006
- DONKIE737

Very good, nice dialogue, love the ending, nice story.... Over all, very nice 5 stars

Posted on June 17, 2006
- Haaaaaaah

that was funny

Posted on June 16, 2006
- XoIlOvEjOhNxO

Kinda funny movie. Exectaly how some men and woman would act. VO's were sometimes hard to hear. Put pretty well done

Posted on June 16, 2006
- 911truth

good job on the overall concept. Main character = me, Football = this game, Girlfriend = my wife. Unfortunately, the audio (try not speaking directly into the mike so closely, or maybe using audacity to clean up your dialogue) and not having cut useless portions out of scenes held this movie back a bit.

if you were experienced, i;d give it 3 stars, but for a 2nd movie, this is a great job - 4 stars, solid.

Please review my latest flop, The FAT Kid , http://movies.lionhead.com/movie/88569

Posted on June 16, 2006
- JohnOkinawa

OKINAWA OFFICIAL REVIEW: I thought this idea was quite funny. The typical guy who loves to watch the game during Sunday and the woman who loves to go to church. Why did they allow this to happen? To ruin marriages everywhere!but this marriage is failing because he loves sports too much. i got confused when you used the living room for the flower scene. It was a funny movie. Great job! especially the end. :)

Posted on June 15, 2006
- lerodent

TMO Critics Guild Review

ENTERTAINMENT: 8/10 Laugh-out-loud funny. Really summed up the problem of sports TV and marriage for some guys. I'm one of the lucky ones because my wife actually likes football, but I feel for this poor slob. The scene where he is brought back to "reality" by her chest is classic.
ORIGINALITY: 4/5 I've seen similar stories and heard similar jokles, but this was told well.
SCRIPT: 9/10 Great writing. Even though the wife says thae same exact line every time she walks out the door, I chuckled everytime. Good timing of the jokes/comments.
EDITING: 9/10 Well-chosen scenes. Good pacing throughout.
CONTINUITY: 3/5 A few times where charecters appear to jump from one place to another is a bit distracting. Add a closeup or shot of something else between these jumps to mitigate this.
SOUND/SUBTITLES: 6/10 Really liked the male V.O.'s however there were many changes in volume, I could barely hear some of them and most of the females VO's were also too faint.
UNIQUE EFFECTS: n/a

TOTAL 41/50 = 4 Stars

LeRodent, Critics Guild Member http://criticsguild.proboards98.com/index.cgi

Posted on June 14, 2006
- eastendfellow

A good comedy movie and nice score! I liked it.

Posted on June 14, 2006
- bigcheese09

Very clever and original. not as funny as i expected but all in all a good movie. What got me laughing is when he starts to break down at the end. well done.

Posted on June 13, 2006
- Vesobe

Pure genius, usafvet4t. Pure genius.

Posted on June 13, 2006
- afireinside2

pretty funny. i especially liked the ending.

Posted on June 13, 2006
- Dulci

***MoMc Review***
I thought this was carried out quite cleverly. The opening scene could have been delivered a bit better - not sure if you were ad libbing there, but I think another take on the line would have made it that much smoother. Some funny jokes that got grins out of me. The ending was absolutely priceless. You made some good scene choices, but it was distracting the way they kept moving around on the couch. Some closeups could have helped in editing because of that - instead of looking for scenes that showed two people on the couch, you could have spliced consistent position scenes with some closeups to maintain some continuity. Good music choice. 3.6/5

Posted on June 13, 2006
- Bezzer36

Not being a huge football fan, I'm probably not the best choice in the world to review this movie, but having witnessed those that are totally obsessed by it and the extremes they go to just to watch it, this is probably a fine example of a football addict movie.

So, at this point I'm just gonna say good work and...enjoy the game:-)

Posted on June 12, 2006
- PerfectLibra

Pretty decent man! I never mark down for VO quality ( as in, quality of the sound, not acting / dialogue etc )so don't worry about that. I especially like that you "Tarentino'd" it. That was a delight and not a joke I expected. The language of the main character was pretty unique and I could definitely identify wit hit. The only problem I saw was on the couch they would move seats - but that is issues with the program and not you. Other than that - it didn't blow my mind ( reason for not 5 stars ) - but it did entertain. Fine movie!

Posted on June 12, 2006
- James_Karlson

haha, this movie is hilarioius.. it reminds me of how all my friends like football a lot more than girls.. im not going to use some stupid ranking system that all these "cool" people use, ill just say: its funny so it deserves 5*'s

Posted on June 12, 2006
- murpheykid

* Story/Plot - 8/10:
It's a good story about some poor fool who would rather makeout with a football than his wife. It made me laugh.
* Originality - 7/10:
Not the first husband and wife fighting over football movie I've ever seen.
* VOs/Subs - 10/10:
The VOs were perfect. They fit the characters extremely well.
* Editing - 7/10:
I thought you made an editing mistake with the jersey but you proved me wrong in the end. The couple seemed to slid over on the couch oddly at one point though.
* Enjoyment Factor- 8/10:
Overall, this was a rather enjoyable comedy, and one that actually made me laugh.
* Overall - 40/50

Posted on June 12, 2006
- Ninette1

GO REDSKINS!!

Amusing idea and some funny jokes. American Football is a riot and gets funnier every year. Watch all the time and even get the ESPN football package. :P
Thanks for posting in my Review Thread

~Ninette1 Studios

Posted on June 12, 2006
- Timo666

A nice comedy with some good jokes, I liked it quite a lot!

Posted on June 12, 2006
- taggart70

I laughed, I cried, I wet my pants.

Posted on June 12, 2006