Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Natural

Baseball: the national pasttime. When it comes to the movies, it's just as great as the sport itself.

Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford) could have been the greatest to ever play the game until a scandalous incident sidetracked his career. Years later, Roy is back, hoping to take one last crack with the struggling New York Knights. The problem is, no one on the team believe there's anything left in this aging rookie.

It's definitely an uplifting movie, I can say that. No matter how much he is belittled, no matter how much he is criticized, Hobbs keeps going. Redford has a strong supporting cast including Glenn Close, Robert Duvall and Kim Basinger. One of the best baseball movies I've seen.

My Rating: ****1/2

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