As an 80s kid, this was a great throwback to my teenage years. That might have been the most enjoyable part of the movie for me. Not that I didn’t enjoy all of it, but there’s not a whole lot to get worked up about.
I found it to be enjoyable, but I didn’t love it. I suppose it’s because the stakes weren’t that high. We know how the story turns out, so it’s hard to really feel the drama. Sonny is shown to have a gambler’s mentality and he’s been wrong many times. If he had failed it would have been a personal tragedy, but he’s not going to be destitute. This isn’t life and death.
The acting was what you would expect: rock solid. I’m thinking back through the scenes, and I can’t recall a single scene that doesn’t involve Sonny (Matt Damon). If there’s a scene without Sonny it didn’t last long.
All that said, I would certainly recommend this movie to anyone who’s a sports fan that grew up in the 80s.
Also, I wasn’t aware of the historical role that Deloris Jordan played. I don’t know whose idea it was, her’s or Michaels, to insist on a percentage of the sales, but that was the revolutionary part of the story, as the movie points out in the end.
About The Peetimes: This was an easy movie to do Peetimes for because there isn’t much going on except for the main storyline. I don’t have a recommended Peetime because there’s not much difference between them.
|Starring:||Matt Damon, Jason Bateman, Ben Affleck|
Follows the history of shoe salesman Sonny Vaccaro, and how he led Nike in its pursuit of the greatest athlete in the history of basketball: Michael Jordan.
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