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‘Million Dollar Arm”
So this is a movie about the mopup guy in the bullpen?
But seriously, considering the content of this movie, how is 'desperate sports agent' the main ####### character? Really? An entertaining supporting character, sure, but it just doesn't make sense thematically. One of the fellows actually throwing the baseball, the act in which the film revolves around, isn't the main character?
Why does the white dude have to be the main character?
It'll never top The Air Up There.
I'm willing to give this film a chance, but I have to admit, when I heard the plot and saw that Jon Hamm was the star, I was thinking, "what does the white guy have to do with this?"
And I know that Suraj Sharma can carry a film because he did so last year in a blockbuster film. I know Hamm is a big baseball fan but this thematic decision is disappointing.
Jerry Maguire was understandable because that was the name of the agent in question, but this film purports to be about the Indian pitchers.
Like Tom Cruise in the Last Samurai.
Groan, now that Mad Men is over, Jon Hamm is going to get real annoying real fast. He was perfect for Mad Men, but I haven't seen anything else which makes me think he can be anything other than Don Draper or some other white dude with seriously curtailed emotions.
Keanu from 47 Ronin I suppose
If they could have feasibly stuck a white guy in the boat it would have been the same for Life of Pi.
He was perfect for Mad Men, but I haven't seen anything else which makes me think he can be anything other than Don Draper or some other white dude with seriously curtailed emotions.
I would submit you've never watched him in anything else, then. He's an excellent comic actor, for instance.
For anybody who knows anything about 47 Ronin, and its role in Japanese culture, this movie looks like a complete abomination.
He was great in 30 Rock.
Looking it up, I see Rinku Singh had an alright season in 2012 (8.1 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9 as a 23 year old in A ball), but didn't pitch in 2013.
People keep saying this but it isn't true. Bryan Cranston is an excellent comic actor. Jon Hamm is a famous TV actor doing the occasional comedy bit that's funny because "ZOMG, famous TV actor is doind something ridiculous".
Obviously the subject matter is such that the guys playing Rinku and Dinesh should be the stars but Disney isn't in the business of making good movies, they are in the business of making movies that make lots of money.
I'll use this thin segue to mention that Lake Bell made my favorite movie of this year, In A World..., and that if you didn't catch it during its limited theatrical run, it's worth a watch when it comes out on DVD/Blu-ray next month.
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