MOVIE REVIEW: “Bad Parents” is Right on Target – Should be Mandatory Viewing for All Sports Parents
Caytha Jentis is a sports parent just like the rest of us. A former tennis player at Syracuse University, her daughter Sally is currently a lax player at the Univ. of Virginia.
And like all of us, Caytha fully bought into the “sports-induced madness” that accompanies all the pressures and anxieties of watching our kids make their way through competitive youth sports.
The only difference is that Caytha decided to write a script and then turned her efforts into a terrific satire called BAD PARENTS. This should be mandatory viewing for all parents and coaches of sports teams (I would recommend it for kids, too, except that’s some very coarse language and some R-rated scenes in the film).
In any event, the movie focuses on an affluent suburan New Jersey U-8 girls’ soccer team where the usual sports parenting worries abound: will my daughter make the A team, or be cut to the B team? Will my kid be a starter? Will she get enough playing time? Does the coach play favorites? Why does the coach yell at my child so much? And on and on. It really hits all the low marks of our obsession with sports and kids.
This, of course, is just the tip of the iceberg as well-known comedic stars like Janeane Garafalo and Cheri Oteri play their roles smartly as soccer moms right to the point.
BAD PARENTS is just in the process of being shown in a few select venues right now, but take a minute to watch the trailer at Badparentsmovie.com….trust me, it’s a hoot. Share it with your friends. According to Caytha, sometime in March, the film will get much larger distribution. This one has all the earmarks of becoming a sports parenting classic very soon.