Jackass star Johnny Knoxville delivers a “special” performance in this outlandishly funny comedy, co-starring Katherine Heigl and produced by the Farrelly Brothers. Steve Barker (Knoxville) is so desperate for cash he agrees to join his shady uncle’s scheme to “fix” the upcoming Special Olympics. Posing as a mentally challenged competitor named Jeffy, Steve goes for the gold… but winds up on the fast track to hilarious humiliation.
**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
**16 Deleted Scenes
**Let The Games Begin: A Look At The Ringer
**Commentary By Johnny Knoxville And The Creative Team
Cast & Crew
The Ringer, for all its glaring flaws, pulls the rug out from under us.
Predictable and unconvincing as romantic comedy, the movie is surprisingly sweet and funny whenever Steve is hanging out with his fellow Special Olympics players.
As in the best Special Olympics events, everyone finds a way to win.
Though the movie bears some of the Farrellys' trademark outrageous humor, it has a sweet demeanor and makes a noble statement.
No one will accuse The Ringer of being tasteful, but when you're not laughing, you may find yourself genuinely touched.
If The Ringer doesn't strike comedy gold, it at least manages to score enough points to bring home the bronze.