on 25 October 2008
For those that are put off by the fact that this is a baseball film I would like to make one thing clear: I am not a baseball fan at all, I have watched half a game in my life and I did not enjoy it.
This film is about the life of Herman Edward (Babe) Ruth. The film covers the boy's sad life in an orphanage being brought up by Priests after his mother dies and his father doesn't want anything to do with him. After growing up in the orphanage he is then noticed by a scout at the Baltimore Oriels and thus began his illustrious baseball career.
The film then goes on to show his life off the park. His trades, his lifestyle, his lovers, relationships with other players etc. This is an incredibly well written and acted film. It shows us that our superstars are real people with real problems, how they are built up in their prime and then thrown out at the end of their careers.
This film essentially is a rags to riches but shows the real effects of having nothing and gaining everything and how it almost cost the Babe everything he had.
Do not buy this if you want a high paced sports movie, this is not Any Given Sunday. This is about the life of a person, it may be more suited to the female viewers, but this is a great family film.
Ps I don't know how accurate this film is, I am reviewing it purely as a film, I don't know very much about Babe Ruth's life myself.
on 28 April 2012
A Biographical film charting the life, loves and losses of, legendary baseball player, George Herman "Babe" Ruth.
The Babe begins with Ruth's days in a Baltimore boys' school where Brother Mathias takes Babe under his wing and teaches him to play baseball. The film then follows him through his phenomenal career and chaotic personal life.
WHAT CAN I SAY?
From start to finish its a eye opening account of ruths' life and career he is the greatest that there's ever been this is a must for any baseball fans.
EVEN if you are not a baseball fan you will love this movie. John Goodman is amazing! he brings the legendary Baby Ruth to life in this triumphant film with this phenomenal story -- from his hard knock beginnings at a Baltimore orphanage, to his meteoric rise to baseball super stardom and his poignant retirement from the game.
His amazing life and career included seven American League pennants, four World Series championships, two tempestuous marriages and a wild lifestyle that earned him numerous suspensions.
John Goodman outstanding. The rest of the cast played their parts believably with Kelly McGillis, Bruce Boxleitner, Trini Alvarado, James Cromwell, Joseph Ragno and Michael McGrady all the cast give a great performances.
This movie explains a lot about the ups and downs of baseball in which you cannot see in the players faces in the dugout. It would be very difficult to be on top, but as this film shows its even harder to stay there.
The Babe is the definitive story of one of sport's most fascinating figures, capturing all the drama and excitement of the greatest player in baseball history.
on 6 July 2014
Follows the story of George Herman (Babe) Ruth (John Goodman) as a troubled youth in Baltimore to his pitching stint in Boston, to being traded to the New York Yankees where he became the most famous baseball player in the world. But, he could not take care of himself and at the end he does not get to manage a baseball team. fun.