Summary: Despite a talented cast and some funny moments, this movie leans too much on sports cliches and doesn't quite rise above the average sports film. It has its moments of greatness, but, the third act is far too predictable and rings a little hollow.
Summary: This is a funny, though often touching story of a female baseball team. It gets a bit mellodramatic at times, but manages to keep a pretty good tone. Tom Hanks really hits a home run as the drunk, dirty, and kind of mean coach.
Excerpt: As the boys went off to to fight in the second World War, "Harvey Candy Bar" owner "Walter Harvey" (Garry Marshall) decides to create an all-women baseball league. Two players recruited are two farm girls, sisters from Iowa who are in the middle of a sibling rivalry.
Summary: I loved this one. Not only funny but also exciting, dramatic and touching at times. Hanks is wonderful. The only thing I would have changed would be replacing Lori Petty with, well, anyone else. She failed miserably at making her character one that I had any empathy for.
Summary: The only film with Rosie O'Donnell, Lori Petty and Jon Lovitz... and I can actually watch all the way through and be entertained - in a good way. As sports movies go, this isn't anything special, but it works well enough.
Excerpt: There are some good performances to be found here. Tom Hanks - reunited with Director Penny Marshall (they worked together previously on "Big") offered his usual high calibre performance as Jimmy Dugan - an alcoholic ex-baseball star who (against his will) is assigned to manage the Rockford Peaches.