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Field of Dreams
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.
Ray Kinsella is an Iowa farmer who hears a mysterious voice telling him to turn his cornfield into a baseball diamond. He does, but the voice's directions don't stop -- even after the spirits of deceased ballplayers turn up to play.
"If you build it, he will come".
There are movies that have an effect on you no matter what sort of mood you're in. Phil Alden Robinson's "Field Of Dreams" has had me in tears every time I've watched it. Unfairly described as a Baseball film, it's so much more than that.
Kevin Costner was in the middle of his heyday back in 1989 when this magical movie hit the cinemas. Magical you say? Well what would you call a film where an Iowa farmer hears voices in his cornfield and then plays Baseball with dead former legends of the game. It's a movie that shouldn't have worked, but with Robinson's tender touch giving the film more than a little…
The moment when you realize and accept that your parent(s) aren't just authority figures or breadwinners but people who had unique hopes and dreams, some of which came true, and some of which did not, people who aren't perfect, who don't have the answer for everything, who have scars that they will carry their entire lives, that is what Field of Dreams is.
One of the most corniest, cheesiest, sentimental and emotionally manipulative movies ever made. The circumstances created in this movie are so random and unrealistic, in favor for the protagonist's success of course, that you'd think the entire cast/crew is freakin' high. Unbelievable craziness and Hollywood sentimentalism just reached new heights. Congratulations Hollywood.
“Is this heaven?”
I’ve watched Field of Dreams a gabillion and two times, but never through a critical eye. So it wasn’t until today that it transcends that typecast so many put on it. It tells a great story through the medium of baseball but isn’t about baseball; but it is also very light and can be digested by anyone that watches it, that’s one thing that makes this great. It’s the story of a man and his midlife crisis that wants to avoid turning into his father. But it’s running away that brings them closer than ever before.
I want to address the films detractors before praising this film. The acting, aside from the main three characters (Ray, Joe,…
"Hey, Dad... you wanna have a catch?"
On the unwritten list of "Films it's acceptable for a grown man to cry while watching", Field Of Dreams must be pretty high up.
It pulls every string perfectly and has me uplifted and in tears every time.
Cinematic magic if there ever was any.
So magical. 'Field of Dreams' is an emotional fairy tale that offers so much more than baseball. It's about family, faith, regret, missed opportunities and the realization of long-forgotten ideals (or dreams). The film is undoubtedly sappy and characters' decisions don't make much sense, but none of that matters too much when a film is as tight and well-directed as this one is. Nearly every scene earns its place in the film and the atmosphere exudes mystery and wonder. Its earnest nature and melodrama are sure to turn some people off but its impact on me remains just as great, if not greater than it has ever been.
It's memorable for a reason and resonates with so many who want to see a heartfelt family film that's pretty good!
Nonsensical, over-sentimental drivel, I couldn't help but cheer for those characters opposing the ridiculous idea of a baseball field.
A good deal of this movie is cheese, but the last ten to fifteen minutes surgically-removes tears from the eyes of any decent American male.
It's just A Beautiful Mind, but the guy is a baseball farmer instead.
* Originally written on June 18th, 2014.*
This past father’s day, I decided to look back at one certain film that reminded me it was a true gift to have a father; a film that reminded me why a family is the best thing you could have in your life. This is Phil Alden Robinson’s 'Field of Dreams', possibly one of the most poignant films ever made. It is a baseball film that instead of focusing on winning a game or championship, it is, at it’s core, a father and son story.
The beginning of the film is told through the perspective of Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner), where he gives a backstory of his past, telling how he grew up…
Field of Dreams was a magical sentimental nostalgic mess. It had a rubbish script, terrible acting and subpar everything else, but it nevertheless managed to be charming. If you build it, he will come. If you build it, he will come. If you build it, he will come.
Meu filme favorito de todos os tempos junto com Segredo do Abismo. Vi na infância e me impressionei, vi de novo há poucos dias e continuo achando genial. Te dá apreensão e tu fica torcendo pelo personagem, além de ficar querendo explicar na tua própria cabeça os acontecimentos. Acho um filme genial e recomendaria pra qualquer pessoa.
Magnificent story about a farmer in rural Iowa who hears a voice, and decides to build a baseball field on a whim, in an attempt to bring the great Shoeless Joe Jackson back to play. Great story about fate and faith, and baseball. James Earl Jones is very good as a now-secluded former outspoken leader from the sixties (or, if you prefer, J.D. Salinger). You don’t have to love baseball to love this movie, but it helps. Memorable score by James Horner.
Oscar Nominations for Adapted Screenplay, Original Score, and Best Picture.
Missed this on its release, due to a mixture of disinterest in baseball and THAT cover pic (take a moment to examine it in all of it's control+v tree-icon.jpg glory). Actually I saw Major League and Eight Men Out at the time, so it must have just been the cover.
The film begins with an extended expository voiceover describing event, emotions and relationships of the preceding years. Not a good start.
We then watch Kevin Costner making extremely fast specific decisions based on non-specific voices in his head, assisted by the co-operation of people who are equally easily convinced. None of these people have a clue why they are doing any of these things. The audience don't need to be…
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