'Moneyball' hits it out of the park. A real game changer for Brad Pitt

The latest Brad Pitt film throws a real curveball to the conventional sports-movie, but is it Oscar worthy ? Pitt plays Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager who hired math whiz Peter Brand, played by Jonah Hill, to help revolutionize the game of baseball. Its the real-life story called "Moneyball". There is not a lot of time spent on the field in this film, its really all about Beane and how he made a winning organization not on roster talent, but out of statistics called 'sabermetrics. Its the moment in time when nerds took over what had always been a jock's world and it ends up being grand slam. "Moneyball" stands on its own with a strong supporting cast of personalities in a timeless David and Goliath story. Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the team manager at odds with this new Ivy League math theory. Aaron Sorkin, of the Social Network, lends his pen to help in the screenwriting in a film that is not really about baseball but about human nature. There are a lot of laughs, there are some pretty of funny lines. This sports themed underdog film should make you want to stick around for the final out. The flick-o-meter gives "Moneyball" a five out of five. Brad Pitt has never been better, he and Jonah Hill should be strong considerations for an Oscar, for now. The best part is, you don't have to be a fan of baseball to care about the characters in this film. That is what makes it that much better. I have a new fan page here on the show. Whip your phone out, and scan the QR code in the video. It will take you to my new FaceBook page. Be a part of the conversation and let me know what you think.You can also find me by typing in "TheBrettside" on FaceBook. So now you know before you go.

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FlickeduP is a movie review show from a film critic who has been reviewing movies for many years. Brett Martin is a long-time member of the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association). He has interviewed nearly every A-list movie star in the past 10 years.