The Perfect Game (2009)

“Coach, I don’t mean to interrupt your little chat but there’s sixteen thousand and one of us – think there’s a baseball game going on here. Play ball?” – Umpire

Number of Times Seen – Twice (22 Jun 2011 and 6 May 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of a small Mexican Little League team who aspire to take part in the Little League Championship.

My Take on it – Fun story that works quite well along the way.

The story is able to show how a group of young players aspire to something greater and the way that their coach does al he can to inspire them along the way.

The fact that this is based on a real story enhances things even more.

Clifton Collins Jr. does a nice job in the lead role as the coach of these kids and we get to see how he is able to help the players in their playing abilities and their personalities along the way.

Loved seeing Cheech Marin in a dramatic role here that shows he can also play non-comedic roles really well.

The biggest problem here is that they don’t mange to find a way to develop all of the players on the team and they all seem a bit too superficial along the way.

The baseball scenes are filmed in a thrilling way that helps keep it interesting and thrilling the whole way through.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – A lot of black and white footage used was from Los pequeños gigantes (1960) (The Little Giants). This was a documentary made in 1960 about the team. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy 7/10)


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