This Phenom is a Phailure
I watched this movie because it's a baseball movie, and because Paul Giamatti is in it. Script? Sorry to report this, but the writing is BAD. The script--- the words these actors are forced to say as the camera rolls---are not believable. They don't sound like things real people in real life would say. And there's too many of them. Way too many. Result? BORING. Where's some action? ANY action? The baseball scenes add up to about 90 seconds total. Ethan Hawke's character? The mean father? So over the top it is, again, completely unconvincing and irritating. And there's no ending, really. Whoever wrote this....ughh. To pour salt in the wound, the soundtrack sucked. You don't have a noisy rock song with LOUD SINGING playing under a major speech from one of the characters. There should be an instrumental, or no music at all, as the character is screaming at another character. So to sum it up in one word, "The Phenom" is a PHLOP.
- Apr 30, 2018
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