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Just like the game of baseball can be reduced to basically two things (batting and pitching), this film can also be reduced to two things: baseball and math. The cast can also be reduced to just two people: Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill.

So it’s basically this: Brad Pitt is baseball, and Jonah Hill is math.

"If you're baseball, why're you wearing tennis headgear?"

Brad Pitt: Mr. Pitt is noticeably getting older, but his acting chops and alpha male-swagger are still there. And though he plays a retired baseball player, he never actually swings a bat. His professional youth was played by a younger actor who in my opinion looks nothing like Brad Pitt. Except maybe for the eyes. But why couldn’t they have just done some Benjamin Button special effects on Brad Pitt’s mug?

"I don't think so."

Jonah Hill: I don’t know if this is Jonah Hill’s first serious role (or first non-comedic role), but if it is, then congratulations to him. His face is actually better suited for drama. His eyes have that sorrowful look about them.

But he can also do joyful faces.

By the way, Philip Seymour Hoffman is also in this flick, but you hardly ever feel his magnificent presence. They’ve reduced him to a mere trainer who gets very few minutes of screen time. Too bad, though. What a waste of acting caliber.

"Tsk, tsk, tsk."

Apparently, Robin Wright was here, too. But who the hell notices Robin Wright, especially after her divorce from Sean Penn?

Moneyball. USA. 2011.

Rating: Six point eight out of ten.

*some info from IMDb
pics from All Movie Photo and YouTube


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