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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.
Man, I miss baseball, and this has gotta be the best movie about it I've ever seen. It's just got such a great feel to it, how knowledgable it is, how its love for the game is so genuine. Great style and really enjoyable watch. I think throwing out my arm will always be something in life I regret, somewhere deep down.
A sports-themed romantic comedy-drama that treats its adult characters like actual adults instead of caricatures. Shouldn't sound like a novel concept, but this is everything a Hollywood film should be and they just aren't anymore.
Pretty great characters, but I wasn't interested in the romance triangle that was the driving point of the plot.
It not that I dislike the sport baseball, but I have the inability to ever share the joy in the sport that others have . The speech up front during the credits from Surandon's character about her love and her consistent returning back to baseball after testing out other ways of life is something that translates love for anything in anybodies life. Told in that way, it almost wants me to watch a game. To have someone who sits down with you and explains their love in as a story with details you may not get but only confirms their love for the subject even more.
It's when you are listening to someone and it drives you towards wanting to…
I don't care for a lick of Baseball, but this film had me engrossed. Simple as that.
First viewing this season. Took me way too long.
Uncommonly good. Shot with unusual grace especially for a rom-com/baseball game. Manages to make baseball fun and interesting onscreen for the first time for me. Acting is strong all around. B+
I first saw BULL DURHAM over a decade ago. At the time I had heard loads of great things it, but in watching it found that it didn't live up to its reputation, for me at least. I was keen to watch it again tonight to see if returning to it with the benefit of age would help me at last recognise its greatness. But while it's an enjoyable enough film, it still feels pretty slight and unremarkable.
Susan Sarandon gives a clever, charismatic performance as a woman who each year takes a promising young ball player under her wing as her lover and protege, and Tim Robbins is also endearing as the dimwitted hotshot rookie she selects, all goofy…
Loses half-star for '80s saxophone.
Maybe the best baseball movie because it treats baseball as what it is: a job. It's also one of the best romantic comedies for intertwining sex and work, like a Howard Hawks classic, making them a daily part of life. Why Annie Savoy isn't on the short list of great female characters, I'll never know. But I'll never look at removing garters the same way again. Or the difference between a .250 and a .300 hitter. Or holding the home run record in the minors. It's about missed opportunities, and longing, broken dreams, and the aphrodisiac of experience. And garters. Please, if you take one thing away from this, practice removing garters.
Complete list. :-(
The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…