Million Dollar Arm- -
In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.
The Million Dollar Arm is another Walt Disney Pictures feel good movie about hope and courage. In this story, a sports agent tries to get a cricket player with an excellent arm to play in the major leagues. The story takes the audience to India where a young cricket player impresses the big leagues. This kids movie review thinks that this story puts a new twist on an old plot.
This is a Disney movie that was rated PG, but it does not meant that it is completely free of adult content. There is a scene where the main character kisses several women. It is implied that more than a kiss happens later. There is a scene where a man accidentally walks in on a woman using the bathroom. Nothing is shown, but the idea is there. There are several uses of foul language. The movie does show scenes of smoking and drinking. There is a scene where JB yells at a female character.
For a Disney movie, this one had its share of content that his questionable for the younger members of the family. It is general a feel good movie about being able to achieve anything that one sets out to do. The movie is based on a true story. The agents were out to find players who they could exploit and turn into profits. This is a story of hope and dreams. There is not much to the plot line, but the story has its share of drama.