Sunday, 19 April 2015

Moneyball (2011)

Genre

Biography | Drama | Sport

Director

Bennett Miller

Country

USA

Cast

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Casey Bond, Stephen Bishop, Royce Clayton, David Hutchinson, Nick Porrazzo, Robin Wright, Kerris Dorsey, Ken Medlock, Nick Searcy, Jack McGee, Brent Jennings, Spike Jonze

Plot

Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's (Brad Pitt) successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Opinion

Every time I watch a sports film about a sport I'm not interested in, my main concern is that the film is going to be boring. But this wasn't the case.

Moneyball is a solid drama about baseball that goes beyond being a film about baseball; it is less about game-winning and more about people, about one man's vision and determination to change the system. What makes this film stand out from the others of the same genre is the absence of all the clichés: the film is not action-packed, there are no emotional moments and no motivational speeches as usually happens.

The film is helped by the great cast. Brad Pitt does an excellent job with Billy Beane's character, and his superb acting ability carries the film. Jonah Hill finally shows off his fantastic acting skills, delivering a fantastic performance - better than The Wolf of Wall Street's in my opinion. Philip Seymour Hoffman is wasted to play Art Howe.


Quotes

Billy Beane: How can you not get romantic about baseball?

Billy Beane: Would you rather get one shot in the head or five in the chest and bleed to death?

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