Every Sunday The Hollywood Fly will put a ‘Spotlight‘ on a gem of both modern and classic cinema* that will make these summery Sunday evening’s even better. Whether it’s the whole family, a couple chilling out on the sofa, or just yourself trying to forget the coming Monday – sit down, relax and put a ‘Spring Spotlight‘ movie on.
Moneyball (2011) – TrailerAnother weekend over but fear not, we at The Hollywood Fly will not rest until we’ve made you forget about Monday for as long as possible – and this week we’re going to let Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill help with that – as we choose Moneyball as this week’s ‘Spotlight‘ movie.
Plot: In 2001, General Manager Billy Beane’s (Pitt) Oakland A’s lose to the Yankees in the playoffs then lose three stars to free agency. How can Beane field a competitive team when the A’s player salaries total less than a third of the rich teams’? To the consternation of his scouts, Beane hires and listens to Peter Brand (Hill), a recent Yale grad who evaluates players using Bill James’ statistical approach. Beane assembles a team of no names who, on paper, can get on base and score runs. Then, Beane’s manager, Art Howe, won’t use the players as Beane wants. Can Beane circumvent Howe, win games, make it to the 2002 Series, and stand baseball’s hidebound conventions on their heads?.
Whether you love baseball, hate it, or just have no idea what it’s about, Moneyball will make you fall in love with the sport that’s adored by millions and millions around the world.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt
Available now on Netflix UK
Suitable for: All the family (BBFC Rating: 12A)
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