Million Dollar Arm – 3 out of 5
If you follow my blog or know me personally, you probably know that I don’t really know much about sports. I don’t watch the stuff and, to be honest, they sorta confuse and frighten me. However, despite my complete lack of enthusiasm and total ignorance of all things sport, I do enjoy a great inspiration film about overcoming adversity and sporting as hard as one can sport. Sometimes these films are amazing and fill me with pride for a competition that clearly goes over my head as to why it is so popular and, other times, they are just kinda…mediocre and have the same level of excitement I have when I’m forced to go to a sporting arena by friends/family and made to watch the sports match..
|Of course, having Don Draper in the sports film didn't hurt me wanting to watch it.|
|He stood like that for an entire hour...and the movie shows|
it in real time.
|With Alan Arkin in the film, you know you are going to laugh with every scene that |
contains him. It's a scientific fact.
Despite my complete lack of understanding when sports come into play, I won’t pass up a sports drama because they can be so damn inspiring. Sure, they don’t inspire me to go to a Packers game or bother to learn the rules of basketball but they can make me swell with pride over the indomitable human spirit and its endless drive to compete, succeed, and do end-zone dancing. Sadly, Million Dollar Arm isn’t that inspiring.
|Even Aasif Mandvi is checking out Jon Hamm's awesomeness.|
|Someday, all jobs will be determined by a reality TV show|
|He's dying to say that it's "Game Over" for Rinku and Dinesh's chances in Major|
|He's about to do something sports related...look, I really|
don't understand sports at all.
|I never thought I would say this but it might have been better to get rid of the Brenda|
character and add more sports.
Million Dollar Arm isn’t the worst sports film I’ve seen but it’s far from the best. A lot of drama and heart fall flat due to the predictable nature of the story and the fact that it is trying to oversell the drama and heart doesn’t help things. However, the film still has its moments of fun and the cast is very enjoyable.
|"And now it disappeared..."|
"I thought you were suppose to be pumping us up for this tryout?"