This a Covid-19 2020 minireview!
Number of Times Seen – 3 times (19 Dec 2011, 30 Mar 2014 and 8 Dec 2020)
Link to original review – Here
Brief Synopsis – Billy Beane, A young baseball General Manager decides to change the way that they recruit and choose players in order to try and create a winning team.
Bottom Line – Amazing baseball movie that works so well. The fact that it is based on fact adds so much to the story because we are watching how things supposedly happened. Aaron Sorkin does a superb job here with the script and the dialogue and story flows really well here. The cast is perfectly chosen here and both Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are superb in their roles. The film has a great aura throughout and works really well in presenting such a gripping story. The fact that I’m a baseball fan helps a bit since I’m familiar with many of the players that are part of the story. The fact that Billy Beane’s ideas revolutionized the game is so much fun to watch play out especially given how things have changed so much in the sport over the years since these changes began to take place. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – One of the most persistently negative faceless voices attacking Beane’s approach to team building in the film is performed by noted character actor Ron Canada. The character who gives a sharp rebuke to the A’s after the climactic playoff loss, was intended to evoke the views of baseball traditionalist like Hall of Famer Joe Morgan. In fact Canada auditioned as a Morgan voice match. Director Bennett Miller worked with Canada, a hard core fan of the game over three recording sessions to portray the broadcast scoldings from the game’s conservatives. Some of that dialog is the result of mock interviews of Canada’s “character” by Miller in the recording studio.Though not credited, Canada is proud to have contributed something to what he calls “a sports film for grownups.”. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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