I had seen that this film got good reviews so when I found it on Hulu+ I gave it a go, even though it is about baseball which doesn’t interest me much.
It was based on a true story about a baseball team called the Oakland Athletics and their Bad News Bears-style rise to baseball greatness, all because of Brad Pitt and his brainy sidekick, played by Jonah Hill.
Entertaining enough, but nothing overly exciting. Bradders was in full-on Oscars, Golden Globe, Palme d’Or, a Grammy or two, and any other big award he could think of. No luck there. The Denver Film Critics Society did give him a best actor award though, ’nuff said.
The highlight of this film though was Bradder’s daughter in the film who sang a song a couple of times, and she was absolutely bonkers good. See the video below.
Date watched: December 3rd
Film count 2015: 150
Perusing through my film collection I chanced apont his and thought it would be well worth another watch. And it was.
I think this is the third time I have seen it now, and it was still as good as ever. Brad Pitt was great in this, and Brucie was splendid too.
It is a pity Terry Gilliam can’t make films like this anymore.
Date watched: November 14th
Film count 2014: 125
I got this out thinking I hadn’t seen it before, but think maybe I have. I can’t find it on this site though so might have seen it in NZ a long time ago.
It was alright I guess. The premise of the story was a bit silly, a writer researching serial killers taking, unbeknownst to him, a serial killer and his girlfriend across the country to California. But the rest of the story potted along quite well and Brad Pitt was great as Early.
A decent watch but nothing spectacular.
Date watched: August 27th
Film count 2012: 83