Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2014: Week 18: Draft Day

Draft Day

Genre:  Drama, Sports

Main Players:  Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Patrick St. Esprit, Chadwick Boseman

General Gist:  A NFL general manager, on Draft Day, must make several decisions to rebuild his team, while taking into consideration several outside influences.

Tiff's Take:
I feel really bad that I went to this movie without Russ.  He really wanted to see it and I know he would have liked it.  And he would have appreciated and understood it a lot better than me.  I think a lot of the little details of the actual draft day were lost on me.  Obviously.  

So even though I'm a football idiot and basically know nothing about what goes on behind the scenes (or in front of my face) I still really enjoyed this movie.  It was fascinating.  It almost made me want to watch the draft.  Ha!  Okay, not really but it made me appreciate the process.  

Kevin Costner was really good in this.  I didn't quite believe the relationship between him and Jennifer though.  I really liked her in this but the relationship aspect seemed a little forced and could have almost been left out of the story altogether.  But other than that this was a great date movie that your man is sure to enjoy.

Tiff's Rate: Friday Night

Deb's Take:  
Brian went to this movie with us, and I was happy he was sitting next to me, because like Tiff, I didn't know the details of an actual draft day, and Brian was so kind as to answer my questions during the movie.  Which is HUGE, because I am a big believer in not talking during a movie but I broke my own rule so I could follow the whole process with more knowledge.  I enjoyed the movie much more knowing what was going on.  It's really not too suprising that I like the movie, because it's a sports movie and I can't think of a sports movie I haven't enjoyed.  I am with Tiff on this one..the love story side could have just been left off the table.  Maybe the writer's were trying to cater some to the female audience with that storyline, but really it was unnecessary.  I liked the idea of his personal assistant having so much knowledge about football, but wish there would have just been a "female in the male world" spin and no romance at all.  I absolutely loved Kevin Costner in this.  Although, like sports movies, I have a hard time thinking of a Kevin Costner movie I didn't like.  He is still so good at his job!  Yep, this one was a winner for Friday night.   

Deb's Rate: Friday Night

Preview: Neighbors

No comments:

Post a Comment