Yo. Justin here. I asked my apprentice/friend/guest blogger Chad Tanner to write this post on Moneyball. I went and saw this movie with him but thought you guys would wanna hear someone else's opinion this time round. Why not? So be nice. Comment. And follow this blog. Alright Chad....do me proud! (I took the liberty of downloading a pic of Chad so you guys could all know what he looks like).
Author: Chad Tanner
So at some point of his movie-watching career, Justin must have realized it was lame going to the movies by himself and invited me along to see Moneyball with him. He also requested that I give a short review of the movie. This is my first guest appearance on any blog, ever, so I’ll try to not screw it up. (Though I don’t feel much like a guest since Justin gave me a deadline for this.)
Moneyball is a true story about the 2002 Oakland Athletics and their inability to compete with the big market teams like the Yankees and Red Sox. Brad Pitt plays Oakland’s general manager and Jonah Hill plays the assistant GM. They are faced with the task of replacing their three best players that left to other teams, but have little money to work with. They come up with a new system of evaluating players called “Moneyball”.
I absolutely loved the movie and thought Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill were good complements to each other. (Although Justin was disappointed Brad never took his shirt off.) It mixed the right amount of humor and drama, and really made you feel like you had an emotional investment in the games. At one point, Justin’s friend (I can’t remember his name, we’ll call him Anonymous) sighed loudly as Oakland gave up a big play. I was right there with Anonymous, totally invested in the outcome, just like any real sports game. If you’re a sports fan, this movie is a definite must. If you’re not, I would still recommend it. I would give the movie 5/5 but I think Justin was probably more around a 4/5. (Again, I think this is partially due to the fact that Justin was really pulling for a Brad Pitt shirtless scene.) It’s been a pleasure guest starring on Justin’s worldwide blog; hopefully you will enjoy Moneyball as much as I did.