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Moneyball (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Moneyball (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + UltraViolet Digital Copy)
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
List Price: $40.99
Street Price: $19.99
Amazon.com: $16.95
Release Date: Jan 10, 2012
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Running Time: 133 minutes

Synopsis

Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A's and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball's conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It's more than baseball, it's a revolution - one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he's tearing out the heart and soul of the game. -- (C) Sony Pictures

Review

The mark of a truly great sports movie is one that appeals to people who don’t like sports. This movie does just that. You don’t need to know a lot about the sport of baseball to be able to connect with the characters. Brad Pitt does a spectacular job portraying a baseball general manager. He is put in a situation where he must put a team together with limited funds to compete against the “Goliath's” of the sport. Jonah Hill gives a wonderful performance as a nerdy Yale statistician who has mastered the ability to use statistics to evaluate talent. The two of them have instant chemistry. They have since changed the sport of baseball to “Moneyball”. The reel lowdown is if you liked... Bull Durham, Friday Night Lights or Field of Dreams....you’ll like this movie.

Posted by Ryan Gibbs, January 20, 2012 7:30 AM

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