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Million Dollar Arm (2014)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Sport  |  16 May 2014 (USA)
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A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.

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In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for mild language and some suggestive content | See all certifications »

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16 May 2014 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,515,659 (USA) (16 May 2014)

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$36,447,959 (USA) (15 August 2014)
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The first rap song played when JB arrives in India is actually not Indian, but Dutch/Turkish. See more »

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The "Star Trek" t-shirt Brenda wears in one scene wasn't yet available in 2008. See more »

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JB: [referring to Brenda] She's not my type.
Aash: Why, because she's not a model?
JB: Yeah, she's not a model.
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Written by Trey Songz (as Tremaine Aldon Neverson), Lil' Wayne (as Dwayne Carter), Noah Shebib (as Noah James Shebib) and Aubrey Graham (as Aubrey Drake Graham)
Performed by Aubrey Graham (as Drake) featuring Lil' Wayne (as Lil Wayne) & Trey Songz
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Predictable but enjoyable...definitely worth a watch!
10 May 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, Million Dollar Arm is a predictable motivating sport film from the Disney stable.

Jon Hamm with his flawlessly groomed stubble and cocky grin plays the haughty sports agent Bernstein with ease. As a groomed smooth talker in sharply tailored corporate suits, there are few to match Hamm and he does what is expected of him. The two main characters of the movie are Suraj Sharma, the star of Life of Pi who plays Rinku and Madhur Mittal, the older brother in Slumdog Millionaire who plays Dinesh. Both of them perform their roles very beguilingly and inspire affection from the crowd. The rest of the supporting cast also perform their roles very well especially Lake Bell who was very impressive in her cameo role as Brenda.

I might be a bit biased since I am from India but the comedy in the movie is hilarious...I found myself laughing throughout the movie enjoying every moment of it. The direction and editing are also pretty impressive. In a nutshell, all the elements in the movie combine really well and the result is a fine movie which has plenty to offer.

So, overall, Million Dollar Arm is a finely made movie which will impress you despite being predictable and is certainly worth a watch.

My Rating : 8.5 out of 10


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