Four clips from “Moneyball”, starring a slick Brad Pitt and a chubby Jonah Hill (dude’s weight fluctuates more than Oprah’s) as they try to run a baseball team on a budget. The movie actually looks a lot better than a movie about baseball should look. I mean, the game itself is pretty damn boring unless you’re a Yankees or Red Sox fans, in which case everything about the game is super duper exciting to you.
Based on a true story, Moneyball is a movie for anybody who has ever dreamed of taking on the system. Brad Pitt stars as Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game.
Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt, Kathryn Morris, Tammy Blanchard, Glenn Morshower, and directed by Bennett Miller.
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