Maybe sentimentality got the better of me but whatever the case, I enjoyed this movie. Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and even Justin Timberlake are all wonderful in their roles. Sure the story itself is predictable and not really deep but the film does deliver heart. I liked John Goodman’s character but the rest of the supporting cast of characters is shallow to the point of cheese. (Front office computer heavy sleazeball, punk high school kid, etc.) There’s enough baseball to keep the baseball fan satisfied and I kind of like that this movie really is the anti-Moneyball film. No one plays grumpy better than the aged Eastwood!
Not an award contending film on any level IMO but worth the watch.