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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In the movie, Dinesh Patel's father is a truck driver, while in real life it was Rinku Singh's father. See more »
When the pizza delivery guy arrives on J.B.'s doorstep with the pizza, he is carrying it in the current green, white and red Papa John's boxes which show a man with numerous pizza ingredients (2010-present), but the film is set in 2008, and at the time, the Papa John's pizza boxes were brown with green bordering, and in red, showed individual pictures of the ingredients. See more »
My wife loves it when I have to take a cab home because I'm too intoxicated to drive.
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The CGI Disney castle opening has Indian music instead of the usual "When you wish upon a star" refrain. See more »
Actually a very effective movie. It's got some great performances along with a great script. Its funny at times and keeps you entertained At times though moments are stretched and it is very predictable. Hamm gives a good strong performance and Arkin just cracked me up! It's not the best movie in the world but its worth giving a look. I think down the road it will be looked at as very underrated and it has a reason. The reason is that this movie is how a movie should be, a funny, smart, family drama with good performances and leaves you with a feel good mood after exiting the theater. Its appropriate for all audiences And sometimes thats all a movie needs.
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