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04-21-2017, 07:58 AM #1
A League of Their Own: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray) review
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this hilarious and beloved comedy starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna. Hanks stars as Jimmy Dugan, a washed-up ballplayer whose big league days are over. Hired to coach in the All-American Girls Baseball League of 1943 – while the male pros are at war – Dugan finds himself drawn back into the game by the hearts and heroics of his all-girl team, led by the indomitable Dottie Hinson (Davis). Lori Petty, Rosie O’Donnell and Jon Lovitz round out the all-star roster. Based on the true story of the pioneering women who blazed the trail for generations of athletes.
"There's no crying in baseball!" is probably the most famous line from the movie, and while it's a popular slogan, it's far from the truth. How many tears were shed in Washington D.C. on Friday night when the St. Louis Cardinals made a heroic comeback against the hometown team? Furthermore, how many tears of happiness are shed when your team finally wins the World Series for the first time in San Francisco (thank you Giants!). Hell, there may be floods in Illinois if the Cubs ever end their run of futility.
As you can probably tell, I'm a huge baseball fan. It was my favorite sport to play growing up and I enjoy watching the game today and this film is a lot of fun due to the all star cast that includes Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Madonna, Lori Petty, and the hilarious Jon Lovitz whose cameo appearance steals the show.
Video 4.5/5 (AVC)
Audio 4.5/5 (DTS-MA 5.1)
- 15 Deleted Scenes
- Nine-Part Documentary
- All New: “Bentonville, Baseball & The Enduring Legacy of A League of Their Own”
- Madonna’s “This Used to Be My Playground” music video
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- DVD + UV Digital Copy
If you're a baseball fan or even a history buff, you should definitely check out this film. The acting is great, the story moves along at a brisk pace, and it's extremely funny when it wants to be. Furthermore, it holds up extremely well in its 25th year. Highly recommended.David Vaughn
Technical Writer/Blu-ray Reviewer
Sound and Vision Magazine
04-21-2017, 09:11 AM #2
I'm a huge baseball fan too and really enjoyed this movie. I can see it again and again. And yes there is a lot of crying in baseball.Barry
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