MoneyBall starting Brad Pitt is a movie that many missed.
Recommended by many of our friends and partners it made for an ideal home movie.
The film has several arcs and patterns – the classic sport/baseball story, the characters and their journey from abyss to passion, mathematics and the rise of the “nerd” and many more.
It’s beautifully made an holds the tension well.
You care about the players and the leads.
You see behind the romance to the numbers.
It will make you think.
The idea that most of the market doesn’t understand the game and undervalues what’s important – is something we can all get I believe and makes the movie worth watching for that alone.
Do yourself a favour and get hold of this today.. and settle in for a proper movie.
A movie that doesn’t rely on sci-fi cgi.. (though we love that)
If you’ve seen Baseball before.. all the better..
if not maybe you’ll want to..
Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis’s 2003 nonfiction book of the same name, an account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane’s attempts to assemble a competitive team. In the film, Beane (Brad Pitt) and assistant GM Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), faced with the franchise’s unfavorable financial situation, take a sophisticated sabermetric approach towards scouting and analyzing players, acquiring “submarine” pitcher Chad Bradford (Casey Bond) and former catcher Scott Hatteberg (Chris Pratt), and winning 20 consecutive games, an American League record.
Columbia Pictures bought the rights to Lewis’s book in 2004. After a number of years in development, the film was featured at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival and was released on September 23, 2011 to a box-office success and positive reviews. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Actor and Best Picture.