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…
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…
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.
Although there are few things in life I love more than sitting in a stadium at the height of Summer, eating a footlong hotdog, drinking an overpriced beer, and taking in a rousing 9 innings of America's Game, I've never been the type of sports fan who ascribes any quasi-mystical attributes to the game of baseball.
Nor have I ever succumbed to the wiles of a batshit insane female, at least not after I discovered the extent of her batshittery.
And finally, I'd usually rather be tortured with red-hot pliers than watch a movie starring Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Robbins.
Yet somehow, all of these elements come together in Bull Durham and work splendidly. Go figure.
Ron Shelton's classic romantic drama continues to stand tall due to fantastic performances from it's three leads, as well as just enough baseball to keep things fun and energetic.
While this film is often cited as a comedy, and has plenty of laughs, the stakes are so deeply engrained in the emotions of the characters, it transforms into a drama by the time that Crash and Nuke (Costner and Robbins, respectively) start hashing it out onscreen. Sarandon anchors the film, and stands out against her co-leads, as Annie, the greatest groupie in the history of baseball. Both sexy and challenging, she forces the men in her life to examine themselves in a deeper way, which only makes her all the more attractive to them.
Perhaps not the most family friendly film about America's past-time, it is still one of the best.
Charming sports movie starring Kevin Costner.
tim robbins has a butt
saw alot of tim robbins butt but he never did show his cock and balls
God this movie is really great. The characters are all so vibrantly written and the comedy feels so organic. Costner gives us another performance for the ages and shows us why he is the king of baseball movies.
They really don't make raunchy sports comedies like this anymore. I'd trade all the sentimental, based-on-a-true-story pro-athlete films from the past 10 years for another one of these.
A few reviews back, I referred to The Natural as the quintessential Baseball movie, and while I stand by that statement, I also argue that Bull Durham is an essential entry into the baseball movie canon, but for completely different reasons. Perhaps that is the beauty of the baseball movie: the ability to have sub-genres within the framework of baseball. I understand that Baseball is not a genre unto itself, but certainly a topic which attracts a certain crowd who might have varying tastes when it comes to movie genres. With The Natural, we get a great dramatic love story; love between a man and a woman and the game itself. With Bull Durham we get a sprinkling of the…
Some stray thoughts: the score reminds me of Blade Runner, there is no way that Kevin Costners voice can be that monotone, and I like seeing older actors when they were young.
Bull Durham really does portray baseball pretty accurately though, it gets the little things right, the way the dirt permeates everything and everyone, the strange way the ballpark feels eerily dark around the edges and at the same time spectacularly bright under the lights. It perfectly captures the seduction of the game, highlighted in the third act scene in a dive bar, while Crash explains the difference between hitting .250 and .300.
I really don't mind the main story arc that has less to do with baseball and…
Male macho figures hitting home run both in field and bed, and when they're "tigang", they just can't. Sleazy and sexy, but gender politics' too weird. Sarandon is just so hot.
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From the NYT website:
This list is drawn from the second edition of The New York Times Guide to the…