Moneyball (2011) Movie starring Brad Pitt and Michael Lewis

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I have an exercise for all of you. I’m previewing Moneyball. What stupid description somebody with my level of intelligence and sense of humor would (jokingly) say the movie is about?

I would say it’s about Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s manager who assembles a contending baseball team despite having a far lower payroll than other teams. Sorta like a real life version of Major League.

What’s that? You didn’t think that’s what I would say the film is about? Get your mind out of the gutter. No doubt all the Canadians were on board with what I was talking about. They’re such a wonderful group of people. (see New Year’s Resolution here. I’m trying)

The Scoop

Bennett Miller, who made Capote, is directing the film. He’s adapting the story from Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis. The film has gone through a number of drafts, and I’m not even totally sure whose version will make it to the screen, but Aaron Sorkin wrote one draft, so that’s something.

Moneyball is a star vehicle for Brad Pitt, who will play Billy Beane, who used a computer generated analysis to draft his players. I’m not into baseball, but I know the method of viewing statistics has evolved greatly over the last 10 to 15 years, so this may have played a big part in that. And any movie that shows how bad the Yankees suck is okay in my book. I have an idea, spend less money, you bunch of cheats!

Trailer

Who’s It For?

Anyone with money and balls. Oh, and baseball fans. (ZING). It’ll probably be rated PG-13.

Pictures

Movie Release Date

September 23, 2011.

Who’s In It?

Brad Pitt … Billy Beane
  Jonah Hill … Peter Brand
  Robin Wright … Sharon
  Philip Seymour Hoffman … Art Howe
  Chris Pratt … Scott Hatteberg
  Kathryn Morris … Wife of Beane
  Tammy Blanchard … Elizabeth Hatteberg
  Erin Pickett … Bar Mitzvah Guest
  Sergio Garcia … Jorge Posada
  Stephen Bishop … David Justice

Related Movies

Major League, Friday Night Lights, The Sandlot

What’s Good About It?

Baseball underdog story? Gold.

What’s Bad About It?

It may be confused with my movie, which is about donating sperm. (think about it.)

Okay, I’ll explain. You get paid to donate sperm. Sperm comes from your junk (balls). Therefore my balls are essentially money making machines. You know I wasn’t going to be able to avoid saying crazy shit.

Our Clever Prediction

It’s Brad Pitt, the film is coming out during next year’s playoffs, and it has ‘ball’ in the title. I already said it, but it bears repeating. Gold.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. i CANNOT believe that Sandy Alderson isnt even mentioned in this movie!!! It is crazy! Sandy Alderson is the reason Billy Bean is in baseball and nothing really??? ITS CRAZY!!!

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    My dearest Doonis,
    If this is among the worse things you have witnessed online, I could send you to a few places to check out, that may change you opinion. One site has to do with a lemon party, the other about two girls and a cup, and a third is a Justin Bieber fansite.

  3. This is one of the world and most ignorant articles I’ve ever seen/read. You sir from writing this should be banned from the internet and having an opinion about anything

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