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Moneyball (2011)


Brad Pitt
Jonah Hill
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Directed by: Bennett Miller

Distributed by: Columbia Pictures

Moneyball is a 2011 biographical sports drama that the trio of Miller, Pitt and Hill take a subject that many hate in school and mixed it with sports to deliver a classic that has to be seen by all.

Directed by academy award nominated director Bennett Miller, moneyball is based on a true life story of Billy Beane written by Michael Lewis' in his 2003 book of the same name. The story is on the account of the Oakland Athletics baseball team's 2002 season and their general manager Billy Beane's (Brad Pitt) who attempts to assemble a competitive team, with the little funds available to him, to achieve this he hired the help of a computer statistical analysis Peter Brand (Jonah Hill).

What makes this movie a 7 is not much in the hands of the screenplay which was magnificent, but in the hands of the casts themselves, with Brad Pitt bringing life into his characters making it seem so real and Jonah Hill stepping up to meet Brad at his acting height.

The script was well written, as who would have thought that a book about statistics, can be made to be so refreshing. Never a dull moment with this one, as you eagerly wait for the outcome of the risk taken by Billy, the outcome is well received as you watch. For people who don’t know anything about baseball (eg me), will still find this movie interesting.

Looking at Moneyball in the ways of accuracy, well it is not totally accurate as some flaws in the player stories can be noted in the movie and the portrayal of some of the movie characters.
Moneyball appeared in the top ten lists of notable list makers for the best movie of 2011, taking first place in some. Nominated for 6 Academy Awards and not getting any, Moneyball also got multiple accolades around the world wining movie of the year from the American Film Institute and Brad Pitt was given Best Actor from the Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.
It holds a 95% approval rating from Rotten tomatoes and it was a financial success.

After doing two voice acting in both Megamind(2010) and Happy Feet Two (2011), Pitt pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the wired one named The Tree of Life, this movie for me is more like it, the way a drama is meant to be portrayed.


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