Popspotting #136: “Moneyball” (Sept. 26, 2011)
We kick off the week with another new release. “Moneyball,” starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, is based on a true story and a book of the same name by Michael Lewis. Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, changes the game by adopting a new way to build a competitive baseball team.
The movie was directed by Bennett Miller and features a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian.
With Sorkin’s hand behind this material, it’s hard to avoid comparisons to “The Social Network.” Jen loved “The Social Network,” even though she’s not an Internet geek. And while she’s not a big baseball fan, she loved “Moneyball” even more.