The Sporting Film - Bull Durham
Baseball : Is this the best film about baseball?
You may have previously seen the disdain with which we treat most sports films on this blog, especially those about football (soccer). For a such a broad and complex series of topics, its staggering that there are not more sporting films that sit alongside other genres at the very top of the tree.
Is this because the drama lies within the sport itself? Is it impossible to beat the storytelling inherently in every match, league and season?
Questions that will no doubt keep academics awake at night.
However, one sports film that is allowed into our hit parade (remember that and you give away more than just your age) is Bull Durham.
A young-ish Kevin Costner reminds us of why he was once at the top of the alphabet when it came to Hollywood stars, and Susan Sarandon reminds us that she was sultry and seductive. She still might be, but not seen her in a movie for some time. A pre-Shawshank Tim Robbins reminds us that he was funny, before he wasn’t funny in jail.
If you love Baseball and Americana t any level, you will enjoy this film. If youd don’t know much about Baseball this is a good film to start with. It is amusing and charming and frankly quite silly. It is worth a watch. IMDB is a bit harsh at 7.1….