The Underdoggs Movie Review: A hilarious, raunchy good time

Prime Video teamed up with Snoop Dogg to make The Underdoggs. An R-Rated comedy about a washed up former player helping a pee-wee football team overcome adversity of being the underdogs.
The Underdoggs - Official Trailer | Prime Video
The Underdoggs - Official Trailer | Prime Video / Prime Video

Prime Video and Snoop Dogg have teamed up to bring an R-Rated comedy based loosely based on his real life football little league in The Underdoggs. The film is set to stream on January 26, and I share my thoughts on the film and whether or not you should check it out.

The Underdoggs follows the story of a washed up ex football player who has hit rock bottom. After Jaycen finds himself in trouble with the law, he stumbles across a peewee football team that could use his help while also bettering his reputation. The film stars Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps and Tika Sumpter.

We kick off in the championship game in 1977 where we are see Jaycen Jennings who was breaking records left and right as a wide receiver in high school, college and in the NFL. However, like anyone in the spotlight, Jennings was taking on so much hate leading to his demise. Present day, Jennings is talking into the mic narrating this entire thing for his podcast.

He wants his agent to get him in the limelight again but his baggage is getting him turned down at every turn. After a bad meeting with his boss, Jennings ends up getting hit by a bus after speeding. The judge orders him to do community service for 200 hours in his hometown.

If you didn’t know the SYFL (Snoop Youth Football League) was created in 2005 by Snoop Dogg. He created it as after school programme in Los Angeles to have kids stay focused on their goals. The league has seen many stars go through it including current Houston Texans quarterback CJ Stroud. This league was the inspiration to create The Underdoggs.

The kid's sports movie market comes filled with cheesiness and cliches, but what the writers of the film deliver here is reminiscent of 2019’s Good Boys. It takes all those cliches and adds an extra layer with it being Rated-R. It’s raunchy, over the top, and filled with some truly laugh-out-loud moments. It's rare to find a movie that has a kid character nicknamed Titties, and it is so funny that every time you hear them say his name, you start laughing.

Snoop Dogg and Mike Epps makes the perfect duo

Snoop Dogg isn’t going to win any Oscars any time soon, but he really delivers perfectly in the role of Jaycen Jennings. He plays a perfect version of himself because he is HILARIOUS. His teammate in the film is Mike Epps, who simply reminds us that he is one of the funniest comedians ever to be in comedies. These two make the perfect duo.

Outside comedy and football, the writers must be MASSIVE fans of Game of Thrones because the number of references to the show in the movie is tremendous. It really added such an extra layer to the film that my ears would perk up every time it was mentioned. The writing team worked extra hard with this, and I loved it.

On paper, The Underdoggs shouldn’t work as it has some cliche sports movie moments, but it adds the spark of being raunchy and ridiculous moments that make you laugh. If you are looking for a no-nonsense fun comedy to watch, looking no farther than this film this weekend.

The Underdoggs will be available to stream on Friday, Jan. 26 on Prime Video.