The Hammer (2008)
March 21, 2008 (Limited)
Rated R for brief language
Jerry Ferro's (Adam Carolla) 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of underachievement -- Jerry has been knocking around from one construction job to another and spinning his wheels in an unsatisfying relationship, all the while with an eye toward eventually getting his shit together. His last connection to the fight game is...
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As I placed Adam Carolla's The Hammer
into my DVD player, I was expecting a first round knockout. After all, the movie stars Carolla, a funny guy on "The Adam Carolla Show" and "The Man Show," but hardly a proven commodity in films. Furthermore, despite his popularity, the movie debuted on only 20 screens and went on to only make half a million dollars. Essentially, for most people in the country, The Hammer
is a direct-to-DVD film, and that does not bode well.
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