Saturday, 16 August 2014

Movie review - Draft Day (2014)

Draft Day (2014) / sport, drama

Directed by Ivan Reitman
Written by Rajiv Joseph and Scott Rothman
Produced by Ivan Reitman, Ali Bell, Joe Medjuck and Gigi Pritzker
Starring: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Tom Welling, Ellen Burstyn, Sam Elliott, Chadwick Boseman, Rosanna Arquette, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Griffin Newman, Patrick St. Esprit
Trailer: click.

Solid sports film!

The film tells the story of fictional Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) deciding what to do when his team acquires the number one draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

I would say this film is especially for sport buffs and Kevin Costner's fans. The film is very focused on American football so if you're not into it at all, you'll might get bored. For me it was almost too much statstics and numbers but if you enjoyed film Moneyball, you'll this one as well. It's predictable, simple storyline, unnecessary side plot with Ali (Jennifer Garner) but with a great performancces and you'll get a better understanding of behind the scenes drama: pressure, strategies, crucial decisions, struggles, fights, connections. And we've only seen the tension of the one last day. Watchable. 3/5

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