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.
"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.
Would have probably connected with me more if I knew anything about baseball
Which I don't. Costner is good though
It's been at least a decade since I last saw this, but I had not trouble finishing about half the screenplay's lines from memory. I think I must have put off re-watching this old favorite for so long out of fear that it would turn out to be a grossly overrated nostalgia piece, like so many other 1980s comedy 'classics.' But it's a genuinely delightful, beautifully written, and expertly paced sports comedy that treats its characters fairly, investing each one with dimension and dignity. And while I doubt it passes the Bechdel test, Sarandon's character must be one of the most glorious and richly layered women in 1980s mainstream cinema.
Very much like Silver Linings Playbook -- it's just a romcom, but a wonderfully acted, well-directed one. Delightful.
Γιατί δεν μιλάει αρκετά ο κόσμος γι' αυτήν την γιγαντιαία ταινία;
"The rose goes in the front, big guy."
All time classic.
One of the best films highlighting the every day job of being a baseball player. Funny and heart warming. A romantic comedy disguised as a sports movie.
Haven't seen it?
It's your homework. Go see it tonight.
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There are a lot of cliches in this film, a lot of characters who feel very stock and very conventional even as they're meant to be unconventional. Nuke LaLoosh is your standard-issue dumb jock, as cocky as he is clueless, meant to show the slightest bit of growth that eventually makes him lovable. Crash Davis is the usual old hand, wise in the ways of life and his profession and ready to school the nudniks he's surrounded by with his years of wisdom. And then there's a fairly typical collection of motley souls to make up the rest of the baseball team, each with one-note characterizations that make them distinctive enough without detracting from the stars of the show.
Greatest sports movie ever made.
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