Directed by: Bennett Miller
Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman
I liked this movie, but… I like baseball. I don’t even think that baseball is boring, I’m one of those weirdos. True, I generally only watch baseball movies that involve chimpanzees (because monkeys are the easiest thing to add to anything to make it entertaining), but Moneyball is a good exception to that rule. Also, that rule is awful. I need to get to changing that ASAP.
Brad Pitt is the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, a low-tier club that hasn’t really been good since the 70’s. His assistant (Hill) comes up with a mathematical way to basically cheat the system and get players on base without spending a lot of money. It works, and they set an American League record for longest winning streak.
If that sounds boring, even in the slightest, do not watch this movie. It’s not even really constructed like a traditional sports movie, you don’t really get the leadup to the big win or anything, it’s just math. Neat baseball math. I liked it.