Biopic and Sports. Rated PG-13. 2 hours, 6 minutes.
by Melinda Sue Gordon/Columbia Pictures
Pitt and Jonah Hill in Columbia Pictures' Moneyball
This is a true story
of Billy Beane, the Oakland A's General Manager, played by Brad
Pitt. He competes with teams that are triple salaried than his.
He seeks to build the slumping A-s by using statistics from the
computer, which is based on how often a player gets on base. It
is not based on the traditional way of how well the player hits
the ball or how well he pitches.
His team loses 11 games
in a row. Billy is frustrated and hates losing so he decides to
trade players. He chooses the below average players, paying them
with minimal wages, and hopes for the best.
The movie is slow moving
and is over 2 hours. It shows flashbacks of when Billy just got
out of high school and has to choose between going to college
or signing with the baseball pros. He chooses the latter. After
becoming a lack-luster player, he moves on to become General Manager.
Using this new strategy,
the team finally wins 20 games in a row, so now he is in big demand.
In the end the Boston Red Sox offers him to be General Manager
for their team.
was directed by Bennett Miller. Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian
wrote the screenplay. Scenes for the movie were filmed at Fenway
Park, Downtown Los Angeles, Oakland Athletics Stadium and California
State University Long Beach.
I thought the movie
was good but dragged on a bit.
credit: Columbia Pictures