Gosh, I forgot that we saw “Moneyball.” That does not mean it was forgettable, though. Although Danny and I aren’t into baseball, the previews and trailers looked interesting. Brad Pitt was in his hyper, arrogant element as the Oakland A’s general manager Billie Beane. Through help from statistical analyst Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) Beane was able to bring the A’s back to winning on the smallest pro baseball budget by trading off the well-known players and bringing in the nobodies or has-beens. It was a very clever idea that had all the old scouts steaming mad. Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman) directly disobeyed Beane at every turn, until Beane traded the most valuable player right before game time. Beane’s concept worked, creating a 20-game winning streak after some terrible initial games, and was emmulated by the Boston Red Sox right off the bat. 🙂
Rating: 3.2 out of 5 stars.