(USA) Directed by Bennett Miller. Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Pratt, Robin Wright. Category IIA.
I hardly know anything about baseball. The closest I’ve gotten to the sport is doing an interview with Willie Mays during the 2007 San Francisco All-Star Game and having a boyfriend who played baseball for 10 years. Unfortunately, neither got me interested in the game. So trust me when I say that you don’t have to be a baseball fan to understand and enjoy “Moneyball.”
To the average person, especially here, a movie about the late author Truman Capote may not have much initial appeal. But skipping this film would be a big mistake for film lovers, since Philip Seymour Hoffman doesn’t so much act like Capote as much as he inhabits the role. It’s an astonishing Academy Award-nominated performance not to be missed.