Monday, November 10, 2014

Draft Day (2014)

IMDb plot summary: At the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. He must decide what he's willing to sacrifice on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams.
Directed by Ivan Reitman. Starring Kevin Costner, Chadwick Boseman, Jennifer Garner, and Denis Leary.

So it turns out that between this and Moneyball, I at least somewhat enjoy sports movies where the premise is picking the players. Probably primarily because there's not a lot of actual sports playing involved. This movie is a bit messy, trying to do too much with Costner's character's life in one day, but the parts about choosing the players are actually really engaging, and easy to follow even if you're not a football person. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would.

3.5 stars.

Flickchart: #726 out of 2250, below Rabbit Hole and above Divided We Fall.

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