Maybe the perfect baseball film?
This Is Martin Bonner is a superbly acted and well crafted indie drama. The film's central relationship between a recently released convict and a Christian transition mentor does not veer into well-worn tropes, but rather finds poignancy in the unexpected bond of starting life anew. If I can offer any criticism, and only selfishly, it would be that Chad Hartigan's film is entirely too brief- I wanted desperately to continue following the principal characters well past the film's run-time. Perhaps the "nicest" of surprises in 2013.