From director Juan Jose Campanella (director of the 2009 Oscar winning Best Foreign Language Film, The Secret In Their Eyes, Argentina) comes – the long delayed, in the USA – movie Underdogs, an animated comedy with a little bit of magic and a whole lot of heart.
Jake (Matthew Morrison) is a shy, but talented, foosball player.
His passion for the game is rivaled only by his love for free-spirited Laura (Ariana Grande). With her encouragement, he beats the town bully, Ace (Nicholas Hoult), in a foosball game. But everything changes when Ace becomes the world’s best soccer player and returns years later to turn their village into a new sports stadium.
He starts to destroy everything and kidnaps Laura in the process. Just when it looks like all hope is lost, the toy figures from Jake’s foosball table come to life.
He and the players embark on a wild adventure to save Laura and reclaim their village. With the help of his team, his town, and a little bit of magic, Jake will try to save the day.
Underdogs was released in Europe in 2013 and earned $25 million during its theatrical release there.