MONEYBALL directed by Bennett Miller (2011)

“By my calculations, we’ll win the match and you’ll win an Oscar”

As an Englishman, I imagine that watching Brad Pitt in a movie about baseball is similar to an American watching Colin Firth in a film about cricket.

Personally, I’m not a great cricket lover although I know the rules and I can understand how people get passionate about the game.

Of baseball I know next to nothing and, above all, I can’t quite understand why it generates such excitement in the U.S. This is a major handicap when it comes to enjoying a film like Moneyball. Continue reading