Dear Basketball (2017)


“As a six year old boy deeply in love with you, I never thought the end would come, I only thought of myself running out there.” – Koby Bryant

Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Feb 2018)

Brief Synopsis – Basketball star Kobe Bryant puts to animation his feelings on the sport he has loved all his life.

My Take on it – I knew absolutely nothing about this film before I came across it today.

I do my best to try and see as many of the Oscar nominees as I can prior to the awards show and this just happened to be next on my list.

The idea is a very unique one that actually works really well.

The idea to take an emotional letter and make it visual like this is actually a quite interesting idea and this film proves that it can be effective.

The mix of the letters and the animation gives it so much life.

Even though I haven’t seen any of the other nominees in this category (yet), I won’t be surprised if this film takes home the Oscar next week in this category.

If it does manage to win, it makes me wonder if this will the first time that someone would win an Oscar while also being a sports star who has won multiple awards.

Bottom Line – Quite unique idea that works pretty well. There truly isn’t much that can be said about this film since it’s not that long and features the voice of Bryant reading his letter. The animation is a great addition to the letter and it gives it all so much more life. I won’t be surprised if this film wins the Oscar next week which might actually be the first time someone could take home an Oscar who already has an NBA championship under his belt. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short in 2018 (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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