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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.
"Hey, you don't suppose this could be like an acid flashback, do you?"
You know what i was actually genuinely excited to see this movie, it was one of the few Best Picture Nominees of the last twenty five years i had yet not seen and the fact that this was regarded as a family and sports classic also intrigued me since Family movies don't usually get near the Best Picture category. The fact that it starred Kevin Conster, Ray Liotta and even legend Burt Lancaster made it all the more exciting, i was hoping for really good things.
Field of Dreams is Directed by Phil Alden Robinson and it stars Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Amy Madigan,…
It's so cheesy and corny it could be mistaken for a KFC bowl. (That was a lame joke.) No but seriously. This movie is hokey as hell, but my daddy issues win once again. Sentimental, sweet, and entertaining. And this is coming from someone who hates baseball.
Field of Dreams, the sweetest ghost story ever. Every character in this movie was fun and interesting giving the movie a very light-hearted tone. I appreciated the strong message of love and faith within and enjoyed the nostalgic, baseball story line. I actually stalled going to Mockingjay to watch the rest of this movie. I'm not crazy. This movie made me feel at home, if that makes sense, and I wasn't ready to leave quite yet.
Great film. Had the emotion, made baseball seem interesting (which totally conflicts with what South Park told me....) and James Earl Jones (who's up there with Morgan Freeman for best voice). I'd like to thank How I Met Your Mother for motivating me to get this.
"Dad? You wanna have a catch?"
Oh, I don't know. At times I felt this move causes more cultural problems for me than Iranian marriage dramas or Chinese fantasy. I realize this is not a film about Baseball in particular. But it kind of is. And Baseball is the lesser problem for me. For the most part I liked (hence the rating) Costner dealing with his visions, following that vague way to that very (very!) predictable conclusion at the end. But the whole approach was incredibly corny and every emotional beat felt as if delivered in super slow-motion. For me it didn't register as much as it should - or as it did with others.
As a story of dealing with the past, of coping with…
A wonderful fantasy that never takes itself too seriously. The father/son redemption story is so masterfully told you never need to wonder why the fantastical parts are happening. Everyone in the cast is pitch-perfect. Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones are truly magnificent. James Horner's subtle yet heart-wrenching score ties the whole movie together.
The end was so sweet and so overwhelming, I loved it!
but I think the movie could have been more developed... when it was ending, I didn't think it was the end cause for me it was just too short!
''Hey, you don't suppose this could be like an acid flashback, do you?''
Either that, or schizophrenia is contagious, according to Field of Dreams. Or is it a metaphysical ''do over'' of a strained father and son relationship, disguised as a mawkish ''baseball movie''? With Darth Vader randomly thrown in channeling J.D. Salinger? And leaving Burt Lancaster's overall purpose in his last film role of a legendary career to saving a kid choking on a hotdog? What the fuck?!
If you watch it, it will suck.
Those ain't any ordinary corn fields. It just had to be an acid flashback. Had to.
A movie that I'd never seen before. Not sure why, perhaps I'd thought it would be too schmaltzy for me.
There is a bit of that, but moreover it's just a really nice, heartwarming movie. It was funny to see Ray Liotta and Frank Whalley; as in the years that have passed since, both have carved out a career as nut jobs. I half expected one of them to take a baseball bat to the brother in law.
If there's a complaint, it's that I just wish that Burt Lancaster had been in it more.
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