Moneyball

Moneyball

Don't be fooled by the baseball backdrop — oh, sure, Moneyball ($20) is technically about Billy Beane and his work as GM of the Oakland A's, using sabermetric principles to build good teams for little money. But what's it's really about is taking risks, and how to see them through once you've made your bet. Which doesn't sound like all that interesting a movie, unless of course that movie contains some under-hyped, legitimately good performances from Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. In which case, it's pretty damned entertaining, even if you're not a fan of the game itself.

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