Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Million Dollar Arm" Hits a Triple

Review Summary: Ann says this film doesn't hit a home run, but she and Les both liked it enough to give it green lights. They thought that the acting was great and that the story was both beautiful and entertaining.

Plot: Based upon the true story of JB Bernstein, a sports agent travels to India to scout cricket players whom he thinks could become Major League Baseball pitchers, and introduces them to America and all She has to offer. Runtime 124 minutes.

Director: Craig Gillespie

Writer: Tom McCarthy

Starring: Jon Hamm, Aaif Mandvi and Alan Arkin

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