"This is really a movie about business. None of the individual players have major roles. The drama all happens in the mind of a general manager and his numbers guy. They bet against tradition and in favor of numerical analysis. That goes against a century of baseball history, although for all of those years, fans have thumbed through their baseball almanacs and issued mind-numbing statistical theories on talk shows. What the numbers crunchers demonstrated is that a computer can assemble a team better than human instinct." ~Robert EbertGeneral Movie Info:
Genre: Sport, Drama, Biography
Plot: The Oakland A's attempt to put together a low budget team that will compete with major league baseball power houses like the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, and the Philadelphia Phillies.
The biggest question I had going into the movie was if story itself was worth telling. I watch baseball and I don't remember the the A's winning the World Series. So what is the point? This movie, while being a story about a baseball team, is more of a story about taking chances to get what you want. This movie got a lot of attention due to its star power. Staring in this film, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman all did a great job worthy of the praise they received. Overall, the movie is good and I recommend watching it.
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