If you love sports movies about the underdog overcoming the odds, Moneyball is the next generation of storytelling. The talk-heavy script by Social Network scribe Aaron Sorkin and Steve Zaillian takes Michael Lewis’s book about the cash-poor Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) breaking from the decades old traditions of finding baseball talent for a more mathematical approach. Jonah Hill is the ivy-league egg-head with a radical idea and underused Philip Seymour Hoffman is the doubting team manager. For a movie about baseball, there isn’t much of it but the spirit of the game is there and entertaining.
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