Sunday, May 18, 2014

Million Dollar Arm: It's no Million Dollar Movie

Million Dollar Arm has two things going for it: Jon Hamm, of Mad Men fame, and the national pastime. And that was enough for the Movie Slut.

Still, this Disney family movie, which clocks in at just over two hours, is a little too simplistic for adults and a bit long for kids.

The plot, based on a true story, is about a desperate Los Angeles sports agent who goes to India to recruit the first Indian baseball players. His plan: to turn cricket athletes into pitchers.

So, we, the audience, go to India, which is played for laughs with every stereotype in the books. As is California, for that matter.

Still, we've got Hamm and baseball. No home run here. But you can call it a double.

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