“When your enemy’s making mistakes, don’t interrupt him. Let him keep going. Say, “Thank you.” – Billy Beane
Number of Times Seen – 4 (19 Dec 2011, 30 Mar 2014, 8 Dec 2020 and 1 Apr 2023)
Link to original review –Here and Here
Brief Synopsis – A baseball General Manager tries to think of a way to turn his team into a winning one even if it means going against his top advisors.
My Take on it – Such a great movie because it gives the viewer so much insight into the inner workings of creating a winning baseball team. The fact that this is based on what Billy Beane really did is amazing to watch specially knowing how his theory was adopted by almost all other teams in the years to follow. Brad Pitt is superb in the lead role and really makes us understand how some one could work in this kind of field and make a difference for his team and the sport as a whole. The supporting cast is also great and I loved seeing Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright. Loved seeing Chris Pratt in a small yet important role. The script was written by Aaron Sorkin and the quick back and forth dialogue between the characters is so amazing to watch unfold. The story is so engaging and profound especially given the fact that it is about how an underdog tries to find a way to overcome and adapt in order to change everything that is happening to them.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When Chris Pratt auditioned for the role of Scott Hatteberg, he was told he was too fat. Pratt decided to lose weight before the role was cast. “I’d check, maybe, once a week,” he recalls. “I’d say, ‘They cast it yet?’ And I would just keep working out. Finally I got in good enough shape that I took a picture of myself and sent it to my agent.” He won the role. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10) (no change from original review)
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