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Wick-Quoting #51: Moneyball

“Would you rather get one shot in the head or five in the chest and bleed to death?”

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I went into the theaters without a clue about what Moneyball was about.  All I knew was that Brad Pitt was in it and that it’s supposedly good.  And it is good.  It isn’t amazing though, just a nice, good feeling film.  It may seem like a typical sports movie at times, but trust me, it’s a bit more than that.

First of all, the main reason why the movie is good is because of Brad Pitt.  He is an actor worthy of the title.  His acting skills really helps with the sympathy you’re suppose to feel towards him and his baseball team.  Also, not to mention, his accent is amusing and in this movie, just like the rest, he is constantly eating something, which I find as a funny trademark of his. These days, inspirational sports movies don’t really focus on the final winning game – instead, they give satisfaction a slightly different way, whether it be winning the semifinals and ending the movie or losing the final game, but becoming a better person from it.  Moneyball goes about it in a similar way, trying to tell an inspirational story in an unorthodox way.  This doesn’t take away anything, it just makes the movie seem a lot more realistic and believable, especially because it is based on a true story.

The film has a feeling or realistic grit, that gets you to care about Brad Pitt’s character, Billy.  He’s went through so much and through periodic flashbacks, we know he is burdened with many regrets, yet he has to stay strong for his daughter.  The story goes against dirty dealing and shows what’s truly important in life – hard work, family, and belief.

Because the film is not in theaters anymore, I’d recommend watching it online.  Jonah Hill and Brad Pitt’s chemistry works pretty well as the cool guy and the geek.  You don’t have to like baseball to enjoy Moneyball, you just have to like movies.

8.0

Quoted by MWP

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