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.
This review reportedly contains 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.
Strikeouts are fascist.
too much saxophone
One of the best.
The best explanation of the parallels between baseball and life. A young pitcher learns about life from a journeyman catcher and a woman hell brant on teaching young prospects the game through methods of her own.
What's not to love about this movie? In what quiet possibly could be the greatest baseball movie ever made, you get so much more. You get a woman who uses sex to teach young ballplayers how to be patient in the game, ultimately making their baseball career better. You have an aging ballplayer hoping to get a shot in the big leagues some day, but instead he is being used to mature a young and rowdy pitcher. This film does an incredibly accurate job showing what minor league life is like, and how grindy and unglamorous it is.
Kevin Costner kills it in this movie. He plays Crash Davis, a veteran catcher who knows the game better than anyone, and…
I have new things to say on podcasts about this movie every time i see it.
BULL DURHAM is a film that has stuck with me since I first saw it in 1988 .
Recently upgrading my VHS copy to Blu-ray, I decided it was time to revisit this film and not only did I find it holds up, I think I may have even enjoyed it more. That may come from age because this is the kind of movie aimed at an adult audience that rarely gets made any more.
Cosnter and Baseball are like Peanut Butter and Jelly. They just go so well together. A zanny film with a great 80's soundtrack and some bizarre dialog. I dug it, but don't think it's this hyped up cult classic it seems to have a reputation for.
Film 120 of Project365, a project in which I watch a new film every day for a year.
I love baseball films and this one is near the top of my favorites list. Great chemistry throughout.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
From the NYT website:
This list is drawn from the second edition of The New York Times Guide to the…