All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1187. 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.
Interesting film. I enjoyed getting inside the batters heads and see a different side of baseball from more of a first person players perspective. Some interesting monologues were brought up from Susan Sarandon about the "Church of Baseball" and why sports fans fill the cathedrals of American sports and not the Christian churches. The characters were well done and very humorous especially the continuous teasing between Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. I enjoyed the lessons that Crash taught the cocky pitcher Nuke. I would see this film again in the right moment for laughs and alittle introspection.
Great film. You could argue that its characters and plot are very one dimensional, but I think the vagueness of the character interactions makes it a lot more unique than the cookie cutter sport film that guns to be some heartfelt masterpiece. Bull Durham doesn't even feel like it's trying - it recognizes that it's little more than baseball and sex. Susan Sarandon looking better at 42 than most girls do half that age.
Kevin Costner plays baseball again.
No ghosts this time.
A fine movie, but not really for me.
Annual autumn re-watch alert!
I've recently been reading pieces about 80s movie nostalgia (three books are coming out this year on the subject: Life Moves Pretty Fast by Hadley Freeman, Searching for John Hughes by Jason Diamond, and Brat Pack America by Kevin Smokler) and a number are starting to note that a lot of the eighties movies wouldn't have been made today. I think Bull Durham would have been one of them. Romantic leads in their late 30s (Costner) and early 40s (Sarandon), not in peak physical condition, and a very "talkie" movie - if this didn't have the dialogue it wouldn't work ("I believe in the church of baseball").
Not your average sports film. Surprisingly rewarding buddy flick.
A minor-league North Carolina baseball team has a massive um...fan? ...maybe groupie, yeah let's go with groupie. So this groupie (Susan Sarandon) likes to sink her teeth into a new player each season, live with them and ultimately help them grow up. Bull Durham is a sports romantic comedy, boosted by a first rate cast which includes Sarandon (who is magnetic), Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins and Trey Wilson. Director Ron Shelton creates a remarkably enjoyable romp filled with excellent characters, and while its main character focus may be predictable, it's never not entertaining.
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.
this the most "dad movie" ever and i'm okay with that.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Complete list. :-(