Money Ball

Posted on September 25, 2011


This is not the “play your little heart out and win one for the Gipper” type sports movie. It’s a true story about how the game of baseball was changed using a logical, scientific approach with math formulas. The kind of thinking we should be using to fix our economic situation, maybe?
Anyway, it’s a good interesting movie. And Jonah Hill as the young brainy kid with all the statistics in a business of old white men basing their decisions on the way it’s always been done is the star here, not the still very cute Brad Pitt. Not cute enough though to make spitting in a cup look appealing.

There are lots of funny moments from Pitt, Hill and a very bald Philip Seymour Hoffman, who is not convinced this new way of thinking is the way to go. I’ve read that this is Pitt’s best movie and it may be, but I’m betting on Jonah at Academy Award time.

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