Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 145: ‘Million Dollar Arm’


There are few things more associated with summer in America than our national pastime of baseball. So there’s no better time for Walt Disney Pictures to release a baseball drama based on a true story, right? Well, while that may be true in theory, in execution, their latest film, Million Dollar Arm, is missing the right stuff. At least, according to Josh and Gabe as well as this week’s guest, Scott Tobias of The Dissolve. In fact, this trio spent far more time wondering what could have been. Would a story about the two young Indian men Jon Hamm’s J.B. Bernstein finds to play American baseball have worked? Or what about a story featuring their coach, played here by Bill Paxton? How about a loose romantic comedy with Hamm and Lake Bell? Ah, perchance to dream. But even if you haven’t seen Million Dollar Arm, you should check out this week’s episode. Come for the Mad Men references and stay for the in-depth Jerry Maguire discussion!



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