When this movie was over, I just realized that I needed to watch it again before doing an overall review thinking about cinematographic elements. The reason: Brad Pitt stars this amazing picture! As Brad’s follower for the last 16 years, his performance gets most of my attention.
His acting career has become an exquisite refined art, and Moneyball not only is not the exception, but it is the ultimate proof that Brad, 47, can play just about any character with the confidence gained from the last 6 years. It’s unquestionable, despite the fact that he happens to be a very gorgeous man as well as a fine actor.
Moneyball, adapted for film, could potentially become one of the best baseball movies. Billy Beane, general manager of the Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletic, reinvents the way baseball has been managed to run his team in a cost-effective way, despite the team financial challenges.
Plot was successfully clever and even non-baseball lovers will truly enjoy, if not love, this drama. Three main elements: The mixture of economics, statistics… the whole financial scenario, a well-written screenplay and a third element: Brad Pitt along with his mastered acting talent set the perfect environment for a baseball elixir to develop flawless.
Director Bennett Miller (Capote) was able to spice up a conventional drama, with enjoyable humor scenes. The ability of Brad Pitt and his co-star Jonah Hill to capture the neutrality of jokes was impeccable. Philip Seymour Hoffman had a great performance in this film, along with Robin Wright. Producer Brad Pitt and Scott Rudin were absolutely accurate with this true-story piece.
Don’t miss a very emotional touch and sing along! A MUST-SEE-NOW Movie.
Ranked #1 of the New Releases with a total of $19,501,302 on its opening weekend (Sept. 23-25) and #2 in the Top Ten Box Office, with a Domestic total of $38,469,000 as of Oct. 2 (Box Office MOJO), following Lion King 3D.
Trivia Question: What would be the one movie Brad Pitt will leave behind for fans and industry to enjoy?
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