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This review is from: Moneyball [DVD]  (DVD)First of all, you don't need to like or even understand baseball to like this film.
That said, "Money Ball" has no kisses, no punches, no drunks, no guns and no car chases, unlike most of Brad Pitt's films.
The film is about second chances, about how often good players are under estimated or over estimated, according to reasons
that are not necessarily related to their performance.
"Moneyball" is not only about sport. This spectacular film could also be seen as a metaphor of our society.
The cover of the dvd says that Brad Pitt is at his best but I think he was a better actor in "The Tree of Life".
Philip Seymour Hoffman is very convincing as a baseball coach. Great acting. Jonah Hill, as the young genius from Yale,
is another good actor. I think that their acting, at least in this film, is stronger than Brad Pitt's but , then again,
it is a film about under estimated people...
Don't expect many baseball games or the like. Yes, they are there but in almost homeopathic doses.
The photography is very beautiful and sober, making the story even stronger, even more tense.
The original music, by Mychael Danna, is similar to Philip Glass' scores.
The dvd has a very interesting 15 minutes extra feature where you can see interviews with the writer of the book in which the
film is based on. You can also see an interview with the director of the film.
There is another 15 minutes extra feature but it is more about baseball. A silly "blooper" is also part of the extra features but it adds
nothing to the film.