The story of Billy Beane - the GM of the Oakland A's and his attempt to change the game of baseball - with a small payroll and math.
Expectations going in:
HUGE expectations. Everyone that has seen it so far has LOVED it.
It is not a fast movie, it is not a flashy movie, but it is one hell of a story.The movie was definitely slower than I expected, but I enjoyed every second of it. Finally, Brad Pitt is just plain sexy in this film.
Look out for:
This could be the last movie with a larger Jonah Hill. He has DRAMATICALLY changed his look since filming this movie. I personally don't care what he looks like...he is funny no matter what.
Do you have to like baseball?
I think the movie has more to do with life, going with your gut, and fulfilling your purpose...than just baseball. It doesn't hurt to have some interest in sports, and in the romance of winning and losing.
Would I go with my mom:
This is a movie I could convince my whole family to see! I love finding movies I can see with my dad.