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 (email@example.com)
The first song plays at the end credits is from the Tamil movie "En Swasa Kaatrey," composed by A.R. Rahman, who is also the composer of this film. See more »
When JB introduces the Indians to pizza, the pizza is definitely from Papa John's, as evidenced by the pizza delivery guy's uniform and the pizza boxes. However, when Rinku is grabbing the last slice of pizza from the box, he is grabbing a slice of New York-style (thin-crust) pizza. Papa John's only serves thick-crust pizza, not thin-crust. See more »
How fast do they pitch in cricket?
Fine, bowl. How fast do they bowl in cricket?
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The end credits feature photos of the real people the film is based on. See more »
This Pleasant Land
Written by Felton Rapley
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Predictable story but still a lovely movie!
OK, I admit that you could probably predict the course of the movie just from seeing the trailer. However, this movie makes you forget about its predictability. The acting was superb, you really feel for the characters and what they are going through. You want them to succeed and surpass the adversities. With that being said, this movie will make you laugh, cry, and smile. It's just one of those feel good movies. In fact, the entire theatre audibly laughed and cheered on the boys. This is the first time I've ever seen a theatre audience so engaged in a movie. I recommend this movie for everyone. If you're looking for a feel good, charming movie, this is it!
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