Moneyball is the new movie staring Brad Pitt, Johan Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and a whole lot of other people. I saw this movie last night and didn’t even know it was about baseball (I clearly didn’t pay attention to the trailer). I’m not really a fan of the sport but I’ll say this movie was a good one. Its about this guy named Billy Beane, played by Brad Pitt, who is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, which was one of the poorest teams in baseball. They didn’t have deep pockets and therefore couldn’t afford star players like the Yankees and other top teams could. The movie is the story of how he tried to get turn his cheap team into a winning one using an unconventional method with the help of Peter Brand, played by Jonah Hill.
I haven’t really liked a movie with Brad Pitt since Inglorious Basterds. Granted I haven’t seen the last movie he was in, Tree of Life, but that movie just didn’t make me want to see it and you know I’ll watch anything. The movie had a kind of Jerry Maguire feel to it but not much. The movie is written by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, Social Network) and its got a nice cast with some good acting and a couple of good laughs. What else can you ask for in a movie.
Check out it out September 23