Excerpt: It’s 1943, and ladies’ baseball is forming teams and a championship series and everything, but within this grander competition is a very personal one, between sisters Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty). Their sibling rivalry remains a constant across a season fraught with injuries, heartbreak, and other setbacks, but also new friendships.
Conclusion: A League of Their Own is an upper-tier Baseball movie that effortlessly intermixes baseball action, comedy, drama, heart, and even values as well as any film out there. Like the best sports movies, it's not so much about sports as it is learning something through the process of playing sports, here the importance of camaraderie and family and the good that comes from both winning and losing, not to mention an examination of gender and equality in sport and life.
Conclusion: 'A League of Their Own' is one of my favorites. Every time I see the film, I catch another little reference or allusion (sometimes being bonked over the head for two hours by the overt ones means the hidden bits might slip past), and with every viewing, I appreciate the effort and real hard work put into the making of the movie, as the end result is truly professional.
Conclusion: I could see A League of Their Own being the kind of movie that enough viewings over the years could easily elevate to all-time favorite status. But on this, my first proper viewing, I found it to be a pleasant diversion and not much more than that.