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Jason Wallis Brad Pitt’s charm, swagger can’t save under-written ‘Moneyball’

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1 comment:

  • Jackson Scott posted at 7:52 am on Sat, Oct 1, 2011.

    Jackson Scott Posts: 392

    Of Pitt's performance Jason writes: "With little to fuel him but that character-defining charm and macho swagger, Pitt often seems lost in the role."

    Jason, as you sat there grinding your way through another cliche filled sports movie (your thoughts not mine), did you not notice that Beane was lost in his life?

    Beane was fighting with his boss & A's owner for more payroll money. He was fighting with his old school baseball scouts. He was fighting with his Manager Art Howe. He was doing a 180* turn in conventional baseball thinking on how to rank players value. And, most importantly, which you never touched on, his limited time with his daughter who lived far away with his ex-wife & her new ubber-rich husband. Add all of this together and the uncertainty of "IF" this "moneyball" system work. The man was filled with self-doubt, and he was lost. Pitt played the role very well.

    It's ironic that Jason thought Pitt was lost. When the movie was released last weekend many movie insiders were saying "Oscar buzz" about Pitt's performance.


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