Written October 30, 2014
I am not sure who the critics were that said this was a mediocre movie, but they must have been asleep at the wheel!
This movie will make you laugh out loud, cry, cheer for the love story, or for the new player Micky finds. It had two bad guys, who by the way did an excellent job making us hate them. It had a terrific love story, kudos to Timberlake for being very believable as an X-pro and wannabe announcer he did a superb job. The best though is the father daughter relationship that was a grand slam home run. Eastwood and Adams were my dad and I, or the woman behind me and her dad. We all could relate to dealing with parents that are independent, outspoken, and hate the process of getting old.
As an aside, Goodwin plays such an understated role in this movie. He is bigger than life, you expect him to bring the house down.
If you love baseball, believe love can throw you a curve, and understand that families are flawed, this is definitely the movie for you.
Written September 22, 2012
Great movie! Laughed a little, cried a little. A father/daughter love story. Relationships are complicated but with give and take it can work out and does. It's got chick flick for the girls and sports theme for the guys.
Written September 23, 2012
One of the best I've seen in more than a year. To those that are boycotting because of Clint"s Political Views...if you boycott all actors who give political opinions you're not going to see very many movies and you're not going to see one of Hollywood's greatest actors, directors, producers give an Oscar performance in this one. Great movie, Amy Adams is real star, Timberlake is underrated as an actor, but the story is great in this one, a little predictable, but a feel good movie from the get go....one of the best baseball movies in years.
Written November 28, 2014
One of the Best Movies of the year. Clint Eastwood did his usual great job and Justin Timber lake was a very good supporting actor. Anyone that wouldn't watch the Movie because of the great skit he did at the Republican National Convention is very thin skinned and should lighten up. The movie was perfect for all ages and is a great contrast to the story line of the "Money Ball" movie that was out not that long ago.
Written October 23, 2014
This is a GREAT movie. It has it all, great actors, great story line, humor, some sad moments, and a nice ending. I think anyone would enjoy this movie. All of the characters work very well together. Clint Eastwood is amazing.
I happen to agree with Clint's political views, he is a very WISE man who really cares about this Country. He knows that Obama is dangerous to those of us who love our freedom. PLEASE go see the movie "2016" before you decide who to vote for. Other than FOX, the media has not done their job to report the truth about Obama, so unless you watch FOX, you don't really know Obama.