Moneyball starts off a little rough but (and I never thought I’d say this) it improves significantly once Jonah Hill steps into the picture. From that point on, it’s a fun, profoundly entertaining film that escapes the restraints of a “sports movie”. I found it funny and moving and surprisingly engrossing, especially since I don’t know the first thing about baseball (nor I care). Brad Pitt gives another winning performance (I dare you not to be touched as he listens to his daughter’s singing), with extraordinary supporting work by Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman (another of the year’s omnipresent thespians). The ending is as anticlimactic as they come, though.
The ending is what really happened though. I loved this film. Even though it’s not really about playing the game and more about the business, one of the best baseball movies I’ve ever seen. Up there with The Natural and Pride of the Yankees for me.
Yeah, I know that’s what really happened but would it kill them to end the movie on a high note? Haha, it was such a buzzkill!
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