All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1177. An easy way of seeing how…
Romance is a lot like baseball. It's not whether you win or lose. It's how you play the game.
Veteran catcher Crash Davis is brought to the minor league Durham Bulls to help their up and coming pitching prospect, "Nuke" Laloosh. Their relationship gets off to a rocky start and is further complicated when baseball groupie Annie Savoy sets her sights on the two men.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Well I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve, and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days."
Possibly the best speech ever given in a film, and it happens to be long-winded and raunchy. Good God I love Kevin Costner in this movie, and I really don't like him in…
Costner and baseball. Two things that go together.
Sarandon and Robbins. Another two things that went together for many years but sadly no more.
Baseball, that most American of sports has inspired some great films. "Field Of Dreams",Moneyball","Eight Men Out" to name but a few. "Bull Durham" may feature Baseball but it's about much more than that. A love story,a comedy and a movie that pulls at the heart strings during several touching and tender moments. Rarely has a cast had so much chemistry. Robbins and Sarandon got together during the filming and stayed a couple for over twenty years before breaking up in 2009. Sarandon also sizzles on screen with Costner who was approaching his commercial peak when Bull…
When I worked at a Suncoast Video in high school, the store received a new preview DVD every month. However, some trailers would stick around for three or four months, and my co-workers and I would commiserate by referencing lines and shots from them as they were rapidly burned onto our memories (permanently, in some cases). The trailer for Bull Durham, which I must have seen 1,000 times when the movie got a Special Edition DVD release, was particularly haunting. My best friend and I had never seen the movie, but between Costner's out-of-context monologue about good Scotch and deep slow kisses, the use of Joe Cocker's "A Woman Loves a Man," the jaw-droppingly inexplicable shot of Tim Robbins at…
Movie #24 in my Magic & Murder March monthly marathon.
The key thing is: how much of this is really about baseball? Because, holy sacred cow, who the hell cares about baseball? Rob Shelton does. That's who. By the end, it felt less like a sports movie and more like a "time to move on" movie. Which Shelton also cares a lot about. He wants to portray his players as "working class stiffs" who are gradually introduced to Sarandon's new ideas and become more interesting people.
Do they? I'm not so sure. On the one hand, everyman hero Costner is criticizing her for making Tim Robbins "look like a fruit" (always classy). On the other, he's also slapping his bare ass…
"Your shower shoes have fungus on them. You'll never make it to the bigs with fungus on your shower shoes."
Fun, likeable comedy that benefits from the always decent Kevin Costner's strong performance and his chemistry with co-stars Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon. The tone is really inconsistent and it's almost a different movie in the last 30 minutes, but it always remains a piece of breezy entertainment.
"Relax, all right? Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring. Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic."
Top three baseball movie of all time. Depending on the day for me it is no. 1. Having just finished this rewatch today it is no. 1.
This is... odd. The plotlessness, the weird sexual shit, the characters talking to themselves. I didn't know anything about this beforehand other than that it was about baseball and that it had Kevin Costner in it. I was woefully unprepared for what it ended up being.
So I'm very unsure. I didn't love it on a visceral level, but it felt pretty good. I look forward to the day when I understand this.
I’m a huge movie buff, and I’m also a pretty big baseball fan, in theory movies about baseball should be the perfect entertainment for me but that usually isn’t the case. Most sports movies are clichéd and not particularly artful, but baseball is a sport that’s particularly prone to schmaltz. With Bull Durham, we see a sports movie that ignores the drama of whether or not the team will win the games and instead focuses on the humorous quirks of the day to day lives of the players. The film looks at a rather poor minor league team that has just acquired a strong but undisciplined pitcher (Tim Robbins) and have brought in a veteran catcher (Kevin Costner) to discipline…
Kevin Costner stars in this fantastic baseball movie, he's called in to help train a young and talented pitcher (played by Tim Robbins). Susan Sarandon will also train the lad, but in very different ways. This is a fantastic mix of comedy, heart, and baseball batting. All three leads get their share of memorable moments, with both Sarandon and Costner delivering some classic, quotable dialogue.
I was rather surprised how bad this was. Classic baseball movie? I don't think so.
While this film had it's clever moments, there was a lot of "meh" going on in between those moments. It just wasn't that fun of an experience.
It sure as shit doesn't add up to much, but there are moments of pure joy, and that's enough.
Well, I can now say I have a favorite sports film. "Bull Durham" is a joy to watch from beginning to end. Each character here is just as fascinating as the next.
“Bull Durham,” like the sport it celebrates, is mainly just an old-fashioned good time. Essentially Americana filtered through a baby boomer perspective, the movie doesn’t go for anything groundbreaking, but hits all the bases for entertainment and laughs.
A great deal of what makes the film work is that it gives us what feels like an authentic look inside a mediocre ball club. Writer-director Ron Shelton was in the minor leagues himself and thus his experience informs his debut film with language, relationships, and experiences that crowd the comedy in truth. Thus the old adage, “it’s funny because it’s true” applies as well here as it does to maybe any comedy.
Kevin Costner’s performance has been hailed as perhaps his…
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