“Moneyball” is based on the true story of Billy Beane, the Oakland A’s brash young General Manager who changed the way some baseball teams evaluate and value players within Major League Baseball. Pitt plays the part of the GM, and he does it so well that you forget you’re watching Brad Pitt.
“Moneyball” isn’t just for baseball fans either. Not even close, although it helps. This movie takes a real look at thinking outside the box and not always going with the “conventional” wisdom.
Jonah Hill (Superbad) is awesome as the Assistant General Manager. The movie also offers the most realistic look at baseball – or any sport, for that matter – depicted in a movie. And the story line is surprisingly accurate and honest.
This film displays movie making at its best. The story is told slowly and intricately without getting boring. A must see.
4.5 out of 5 stars.
Popcorn. 60% Lemonade and 40% Raspberry Iced Tea.