Bull Durham (1988)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):    BBBB.5.  USA, 1988.  The Mount Company.  Screenplay by Ron Shelton.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  Academy Awards 1988Boston Film Critics Awards 1988.   Golden Globe Awards 1988New York Film Critics Awards 1988.  

One of the most enjoyable sports movies ever made is this classic comedy by Ron Shelton.  Susan Sarandon is lethally sexy as a boy-crazy baseball fan who every season picks a member of a minor-league baseball team to ‘sponsor’; her inspirational techniques with men guarantee a red-letter season, and this season she’s decided to take on two players for the price of one.  Kevin Costner is delightfully goofy as a catcher who is recruited from another team to come and help a star pitcher (Tim Robbins) through his difficulties, and the both of them encounter conflict when they both fall for the lethal Lola. Terrific dialogue and Costner’s most likeable performance will win you right over.

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