|Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop|
Director(s): Bennett Miller
Genre: Social Drama
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Let it be known I have little to no interest in baseball per se, but this was a truly enlightening film about the behind-the-scenes methods of trying to build a competitive team with the smallest budget in the league, going up against the billion dollar team salaries of the likes of the Yankees and such. It's all economics and stats - I know, sounds dull, but it's not - and based on true events, with great performances all around. We get a good sense of the stress and pressure one faces specifically as a GM, but also as a coach or player - those past their primes, injured, on the trading block, etc...
Just a very fascinating look from the inside of the sport, without focusing too much on the actual sport. Pitt is great here and reminds me of a younger Redford (maybe it's the baseball theme).
After a 1 year hiatus I have decided to come back and visit. Money Ball seems as good a place to start as any.
KACHUNK! 4 stars.
really enjoyed it. Jonah Hill was actually good as I don't enjoy him in many other things. Have actually seen this a few times since it was released and own it in my collection
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