Release date: Sep 23, 2011
Directed by: Bennett Miller
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all around good movie. i avoided it for a long time, thinking it was just a sports movie. it's actually a movie about statistics and human stupidity, rather, the inclination for people to "trust their gut". all the soundbites of announcers voicing their stupid opinions were great.
This movie surprised me. I naively walked into the theater expecting the run-of-the-mill baseball/inspirational sports story and I was wrong. Moneyball tells the story of how MLB teams have been controlled by money to create ball teams and how one man decides to change the way he creates his team. If you liked like The Social Network then you'll love Moneyball.
What a story. Think different. The mighty lose, the meek win. Geeks inherit the earth. Conventional wisdom is flawed. Escape inertia. Take direction from your heart, refine it with your mind.
Oh, and I don't even follow baseball - but that's fine, 'cause Moneyball is about sports about as much as The Social Network is about programming.