Excerpt: This movie is wonderful. It was made at the perfect time. Enough of the gals who played in AAGPBL were in good enough shape to make appearances during the end credits. That may not sound like much but when you consider the amount of film and interview material devoted to the soldiers fighting during...
Excerpt: But for me it's always had a couple of tiny downsides to it, first, Madonna's non-acting and arch attitude spoils almost every scene she's in, and second, the stand-in actress for Lori Petty in the "elderly" scenes at the end of the film can't pull off the role.
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.