All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. 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.
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…
I *am* trying to reduce the amount of words I devote to critiquing others' critiques, but sometimes things require response. To wit: grantland.com/features/bill-simmons-romantic-comedy-or-sports-movie/
A couple things: Simmons' point that not all movies with sports in them are sports movies is valid (and pleasantly tautological), and I remain a fan of his despite disagreeing with him often. This is one of those instances.
Bull Durham is fundamentally, to its core, about the love of baseball. Every inch of its cover, every stitch holding it together, is about the love of baseball. It's about a woman whose love of baseball exists on multiple levels: the close, emotional relationship with the game itself, and the ups and downs of her favorite team, and…
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…
"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.
A woman has an affair with a pitcher of a minor league baseball team.
I'd agree with others in saying that Bull Durham is a sports movie, not romantic movie or whatever -- how could you do this movie with anything but baseball?
What's great about this movie is that it's not about chasing a title or some goal, trying to win a bunch of scripted games, but it's about how two guys at opposite ends of the spectrum in minor league baseball deal with the game and a beautiful woman in the stands. The baseball moments are in the locker room, on the bus, and during practice. The sport is long and drawn-out where the state of the game is about executing actions you've practiced for years -- it's not making the mistake. This is spiritually closer to baseball than a few other films that focus on all the big moments and little in between.
Bull Durham is the 1988 starring Susan Sarandon, Kevin Costner, and Tim Robbins. It is a great sports film (not just a great baseball film), and I would highly encourage anyone to see this film!
Even with such cozy, conventional style helping, I'm still surprised a film this unconventional in sports film plotting found an audience in the wasteland of the 80s. Not SLAP SHOT level shaggy, but still, different enough.
Curious to check out (for the first time) Shelton's rarely mentioned follow-up BLAZE.
Though not graced with too much of a story, terrific performances and a witty, well written script make it worth the watch.
Good 80s film though egotistical Costner can be hard to watch.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- À nous la liberté
- About Schmidt
- Absence of Malice
- Adam's Rib
From the NYT website:
This list is drawn from the second edition of The New York Times Guide to the…