Marlon Wayans and Kadeem Hardison combine in The Sixth Man (or The 6th Man), a pretty mindless but harmless comedy about a team that is helped by the ghost of their recently deceased star. It's a basketball movie slightly similar to Teen Wolf and surprisingly stays clear of most racial, sexual, and potty jokes (although there is one funny scene where Wayans is caught talking to "himself").
The movie does manage to draw some serious moments into it (and I'm sure the death took some work because this is a comedy, and there can't be too much seriousness in a comedy) but mainly its basketball. Unfortunately, The Sixth Sense isn't that funny of a movie, but it was entertaining. I especially liked the fact that the team mentioned is the University of Washington Huskies, a team that I am familiar with and live just twenty minutes away. There were some familiar sites around the city of Seattle that always manage to capture my attention.
The acting was decent, although in the few and far between serious moments needed some work from the funny stars of the movie. Hardison plays the ghost who cooks up some fairly interesting basketball hijinks, but one might wonder if this is a slightly-more grown up version of Angels in the Outfield, only with basketball instead of baseball.
The Sixth Sense isn't the funniest movie around but it's definitely not bad.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.
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