'Moneyball' Could Be a Game Changer for Pitt

The latest Brad Pitt film throws a real curveball at the conventional sports movie, but is it Oscar worthy?

Brad Pitt sets out to revolutionize the game of baseball in the real-life story turned movie "Moneyball."

Pitt plays Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager who hired math whiz Peter Brand (played by Jonah Hill) to help revolutionize the game of baseball.

There is not a lot of time spent on the field in this film, it is really all about Beane and how he created a winning organization not with roster talent, but by using statistics called sabermetrics. It is the story of a time when nerds took over what had always been a jock's world and hit a grand slam.

"Moneyball" stands on its own with a strong supporting cast of personalities in a timeless David and Goliath story. Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman plays the team manager at odds with this new Ivy League math theory.

Aaron Sorkin, of the "Social Network," lends his pen to help screen write this film that is not really about baseball, but about human nature.

There are a lot of laughs with some memorable one-liners. This sports themed underdog film should make you want to stick around for the final out.

The flick-o-meter gives "Moneyball" a five out of five.

Brad Pitt has never been better, he and Jonah Hill should be strong contenders for an Oscar for now.

The best part is you don't have to be a fan of baseball to care about the characters in this film. That is what makes it that much better.

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