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In this comedy, a basketball fan figures she could be a better coach than the guy getting paid millions to do the job -- and then gets the chance to prove it. Edwina "Eddie" Franklin (Whoopi Goldberg) is a limousine dispatcher and sometime driver who is a passionate New York Knicks fan; she loyally follows their every move, attending as many home games as possible from the cheap seats and radioing game updates to her drivers when they play during her working hours. The Knicks are purchased by eccentric Southern millionaire Wild Bill Burgess (Frank Langella) in the middle of a long… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The next hour or so is filled with the Knicks committing turnovers, until a player tells Eddie they'll keep losing until she takes an interest in their personal lives. Wow!"
‑ Bruce Walker, Washington Post
"This sounds like a sensational scenario, but, alas, almost everything in betweenis recycled out of lightweight sports-movie cliches, and the movie never captures the electricity and excitement of the real NBA."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A blessedly obscure little movie that you won't be finding on Whoopi's career highlights reel."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Whoopi Goldberg becomes the coach of the Knicks in this silly and utterly harmless sports comedy. Too bad it just isn't funny."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"It's a movie that makes you feel cheated and offended, because someone came up with a poster and a marketing plan to which they had to attach an actual movie, and you had the nerve to believe it was going to be a comedy."
‑ Scott Renshaw, rec.arts.movies.reviews
"What saves the film from abomination is the basketball."
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, Time Out
"As long as the hoopsters mix it up with the Whoopster, it's fun. A second-string story keeps interrupting, though."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"The basketball stuff is, as expected, well choreographed and shot."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"One of those Whoopi Goldberg movies that makes you wonder about her career sense"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"There's no doubt she's funny, but she could be so much more."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
"It's a fresh, funny, engaging picture that sets up an arresting situation and then follows through on it realistically."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Ms. Goldberg has everything it takes -- terrific lungs, endless wisecracks, that ear-to-ear grin -- to play the New York Knicks fan who is the star of this Cinderella story."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Whoopi Goldberg se esforça ao máximo para prender a atenção do espectador, mas o roteiro (escrito por seis pessoas!) anula suas tentativas com uma história previsível e repleta de clichês."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Basically moronic Whoopi basketball comedy."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"If the people responsible for Eddie were trying to make a statement about greed in professional sports with this laughless comedy, they didn't just miss the shot -- they missed the rim, net and backboard completely."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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