The account of the general manager of Oakland A– Billy Beane. He had a successful effort to assemble a baseball club by employing computer-generated studies to get his players.
Moneyball is a film for anyone who’s ever dreamed of tackling the system. Billy Beane is Oakland A’s general manager and the man who puts the team together. He has an epiphany: he thinks that everything about conventional wisdom is not right. Pushed to make his team a new creation on a nasty budget, Beane has to outwit the richer clubs.
Running Time: 113 minutes
Distributor: Sony Pictures
Directed By: Bennett Miller
Written By: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill
Movie Release Date: September 23, 2011
In contrary to most movies that are made these days that are all about boxing, we come across a film which theme is a major comeback to what was like Major League before. Moneyball, tells the story of a baseball team underdog that tries to make it to the big league. Its general manager Billy Beane is an insane guy who thinks that what is known to be the conventional system of baseball is wrong. Now his team, Oakland A has to rely on his new ideas, or else, they will all crumble down.
At first it seemed like as difficult as it could get, all movies start out like that, but then again, Billy meets an ivy-league graduate who helps him assemble a team of flawed baseball players– at least that’s what the other teams say of them. But when they get these players to their team, everyone seems to be surprised that they can score and run bases.
The director of the film is Bennett Miller, who is also responsible for the highly controversial true story of Capote. Moneyball is also an adapted story from Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, written by Michael Lewis. The movie went through a spectacular number of drafts and different versions, but one draft was written by Aaron Sorkin so that must be good.
This movie will be a hit in the U.S. since all the folks there like baseball. Internationally, we can also hope for a hit since Brad Pitt is the lead.