Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Sep 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A down on his luck sports agent decides to hold a competition in India in order to find unknown pitching talent to sign with a big league baseball team.
My Take on it – When I originally heard of this movie, I was excited because I assumed from the trailer that it would be another inspirational sports movie.
Unfortunately, it feels too distant and instead of embracing the audience it pushes them away seemingly not wanting us to connect with the characters or situations they encounter.
Jon Hamm’s character is portrayed as being cold towards everyone he meets and he miraculously finds a way to break the fourth wall and convey those feelings to the audience also.
It’s too bad this wasn’t made better because there wss the potential to do so. Unfortunately, it’s just a mediocre movie which is quite a shame.
Bottom Line – Not as inspiring a movie as it could
have been. Just as Hamm’s character is cold to the world around him, he breaks the 4th wall and is also cold to the audience. Is only slightly better than average.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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