Sunday, October 23, 2011


This here is definitely an Academy Award contender. We have a true story, starring Academy favorite Brad Pitt, the director being Bennett Miller (Capote), and an awesome script from Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Aaron wrote the script for last years winner, "The Social Network" and Steven wrote some great scripts also including; "American Gangster," "Gangs of New York," and the best one being "Schindler's List," which appears on my Top 100 List. "Moneyball" is the true story of how baseball completely changed. The strategy involved with picking players to win. If you are a baseball fan you will love this movie. Most of the people in the theater were elderly men. I am not a baseball fan, I find it boring to watch, however this movie still captured me. I would be astonished if the movie did not get some Academy Awards attention and all the critics seem to love it. Pitt, does fantastic as does Jonah Hill in his first real dramatic turn. Maybe we will see some campaigning for him in the "Best Supporting Actor" category. I liked this movie a lot but I was not in love with it. There is nothing totally special about it versus other sports movies. It does have some emotional impact in it amongst all the logistics. It is also quite funny at times, thanks to the well written script and the great actors. It's a good watch for moviegoers and if you are a baseball fan it is probably one of the best baseball films you will see.

4 out of 5 Stars

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