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Genre Drama
Running Time 133 min
MPAA rating PG-13
Release Date Sep 23, 2011
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Billy Beane (Brad Pitt), general manager of the Oakland A's, one day has an epiphany: Baseball's conventional wisdom is all wrong. Faced with a tight budget, Beane must reinvent his team by outsmarting the richer ball clubs. Joining forces with Ivy League graduate Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), Beane prepares to challenge old-school traditions. He recruits bargain-bin players whom the scouts have labeled as flawed, but have game-winning potential. Based on the book by Michael Lewis.

Brad Pitt Billy Beane
Jonah Hill Peter Brand
Philip Hoffman Art Howe
Robin Wright Sharon
Chris Pratt Scott Hatteberg
Stephen Bishop David Justice
Reed Diamond Mark Shapiro
Brent Jennings Ron Washington
Ken Medlock Grady Fusion
Tammy Blanchard Elizabeth Hatteberg

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Sep 28, 2011 - Jennavive. on Moneyball
Excellent movie

Two things Aaron Sorkin knows how to write are controversial figures and excessive amounts of jargon.

However the story of Moneyball isn't about the head coach of the Oakland Athletics. Moneyball is about the Oakland Athletics Manager Beane and how Beane replaced three key players in his franchise. The kind of pressure that position comes with is a side of the game that fans of baseball do not get to see and either that's entertaining to you or it's not. For me this is probably one of the best written major league baseball movies I've ever seen.

Every decision made by Beane is made with an authoritative confidence that is difficult to argue. The only person backing Beane's decisions in Moneyball is the assistant, helping him make them with his thorough evaluation of statistics. These two together are what also makes Moneyball fun to watch for the risk factor involved in every decision they make as a bizarre series of trial and error. With Peter as Beane's assistant and Kerris Dorsey as his daughter, Pitt as Oakland Athletics Manager Beane has more than enough support, on or off of the field.

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