Disney sure does know how to make a good sports movie. They've been doing it for years and they never fail. They always deliver inspirational, funny, and heartwarming stories with characters that you can't help but love. My favorite Disney sports movie is Miracle. In fact, I think that's my favorite sports movie ever. The studio's latest sports flick is Million Dollar Arm, and it was fantastic!
The movie had all the makings of a classic Disney sports film. I'm not a big fan of baseball, but I do love a good movie that revolves around the sport. Million Dollar Arm tells the story of a struggling sports agent who started his own business and is having issues making ends meet. When it seems like everything is crashing down around him, he comes up with an idea while watching the sport cricket, to start a pitching contest in India. There he would find two cricket players that would come back to the United States with him and learn how to pitch for baseball. The goal would then be to get them a try out for a major-league baseball team. Of course, executing the plan is not as easy as it seems, and in the process all of the characters learn more about themselves and what they're capable of.
This has got "inspirational feel-good movie of the year" written all over it. I'll admit, there were times where I got emotional while watching the movie. There are aspects of the story that are very relatable to anyone who has gone through hard times and doubted themselves. When a film can pull on my emotional chords I know they've done a good job telling the story. My favorite part of the movie was the characters. They were all likable and I was rooting for them throughout the course of the movie. Seeing what these guys went though and how they became successful just made me feel happy.
I love it when I go to a movie and come out of it feeling like I can be a better person. This is what Million Dollar Arm did for me. That doesn't happen very often when I go to the movies these days. I definitely recommend you go out and see the movie when you get a chance. It's a film that the whole family can enjoy.
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