Dumbbells (film)

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Dumbbells
Women's buttocks, clad in small blue shorts.
Film poster
Directed byChristopher Livingston
Produced by
Written by
  • Brian Drolet
  • Hoyt Richards
Starring
Music byMichael Muhlfriedel
CinematographyJessica Young
Edited by
  • Sean Galera
  • Sandy S. Solowitz
Production
company
  • Full Blitz Entertainment
  • Check Your Head Films
  • Tortoise Entertainment
Distributed byGoDigital[1]
Release date
  • January 10, 2014 (2014-01-10)[2]
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Dumbbells is a 2014 comedy film directed by Christopher Livingston and starring Brian Drolet, Hoyt Richards, Mircea Monroe, Jaleel White, Taylor Cole, Jay Mohr, Tom Arnold, Laura Ashley Samuels and Andy Milonakis, with a rare film appearance by Nancy Olson (her first film in 17 years). The film saw a limited release on January 10, 2014.[2] The film also marks the film debut of singer Frenchie Davis.[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Chris Long is an ex-NCAA basketball player turned trainer who finds a new purpose when his gym's new owner, Jack, unleashes a lucrative plan to turn the neglected business into a reality show. When Chris' co-workers resist this new direction, he and Jack form an unlikely alliance that allows them to face the demons of their pasts and ultimately, save the gym's future.

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Reception[edit]

Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 14% based on 7 reviews, with an average score of 2.52/10.[4]

Dumbbells attracted media attention in France in January 2016, when Netflix released a dubbed version of very low quality. The French version, which had been recorded in South Africa by non-professional actors, was called "the worst dubbing in history".[5] Netflix reacted to the negative reception by removing the film from its French platform[6] and ordering a redub by Titrafilm studio.[7]

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