Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) ﬁnds
that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his
career. In a last-ditch effort to save his livelihood, he concocts a
scheme to ﬁnd baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to ﬁnd a young
cricket pitcher he can turn into a Major League Baseball star, JB travels
to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million
Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed red
baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (played
by Madhur MiƩ al from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by
Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys who have no idea
about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping
to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings
the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are deﬁnitely
out of their element in India, the boys, who have never left their rural
villages, are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the
boys learn the ﬁner points of baseball, JB, with the help of his charming
friend Brenda (Lake Bell), learns valuable life lessons about teamwork,
commitment and what it means to be a family.
Don’t forget the tissues! Per Disney’s usually heart-warming, entertaining, story line, there is always a lesson to be learned, and Million Dollar Arm is no exception. So make sure you grab the tissues and popcorn and make your way to the #MillionDollarArmEvent!!
I can’t wait to see this movie!
I just saw it and loved it! I blogged about it because I just got back from India and wanted to share how accurate it really is the way they portrayed it in the movie!
I like John Hamm. He is good in the movies and I would love to see what the Million Dollar Arm movie is all about. I think it is a good family movie.