I don't like to go too in-depth when reviewing movies released by my own studio, but I do want to just share a couple of thoughts on Moneyball which I saw last night. We all know I love inspirational sports movies about sports that I don't like, and Moneyball isn't really an inspirational sports movie, but damn if it isn't about baseball. Here's how little I know about baseball. Freshman year of college I bought a cute green shirt at a thrift store that said "Athletics" and had a baseball on it. I was rather emo at the time and had a penchant for ironic t-shirts from the boys' section of the Goodwill. When people kept asking me if I was from Oakland, I couldn't understand why (I thought it was just like an elementary school's P.E. department shirt). While Moneyball is largely about how statistics factor in to major league baseball, which I didn't quite follow, I still really enjoyed watching the movie. Brad Pitt was excellent in it, the writing was very impressive, and I can't wait to see more and more of Chris Pratt. I'll admit that a movie about baseball being over two hours long doesn't help you forget that baseball is super boring, but even what seemed like superfluous scenes were great.
Now onto something superficial: Philip Seymour Hoffman is four years younger than Brad Pitt but looks about twenty years older. I continue to love him more than Pitt, but man were their scenes together jarring.