"Note to hollywood: Pick *one* idea and go with it."
Honey, would you rather I were making love to him using your name, or making love to you using his name?This is the only reason I've seen this movie more than once. In a word: sex. And lots of it. And all with the wrong people. The funny part is, if they had made the movie all about that and only used baseball as a backdrop, this movie could have jived. But no, Kevin Costner wants to catch. And some bonehead decided it'll be a good idea.
I have no problem with baseball as a sport. Even fans are at the top of the sports fan rankings. But dude, there are too fucking many baseball movies out there. When will hollywood realize that so many groups will not be interested in a baseball movie. Like, for example: girls.
But that's not the point of this review. The point of this review is to point out that Kevin Costner sucks, and he ruins every movie he's in. this movie would nto be bad if Kevin's character were not played by him. His character makes no sense. We are supposed to love him and pity him and feel sorry for him and relate to him. But guess what, he's a jerk and Susan Sarandon should move on. They do not make me believe that their torn relationship should be the focus of this movie. Classic case of trying to do too much. Either make it about the game, and this rookie, and how he needs guidance. Or make it about this hostile jerk who actually just needs a woman's love. Pick one, dammit.So this movie sucks. Don't get me wrong, you might enjoy it, if you lvoe the game. And it's quite funny. But it's a bad piece of moviemaking. 2 sporks.