A League of Their Own (1992)

Told you I’d post more soon!

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A League of Their Own (1992)
 Dir. Penny Marshall
 Writ. Kim Wilson
 Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty
 Rated PG
 128 mins.
 Comedy, Drama, Sport
 IMDB: 7.2

This is one of my favorite movies ever. It’s perfect.  Flat out, that’s it. Watch it now.

Okay, okay, I’ll give you a real review:

A League of Their Own is a movie about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. It tells a fictional account of the actual women’s baseball league that was started in 1943 and existed until 1954 after World War II threatened to shut down Major League Baseball in the united states.  The movie follows the fictional story of two sisters, Dottie, played by Geena Davis, and Kit, played by Lori Petty, and their journey during the first season of the AAGPBL.

Dottie Hinson is honestly one of my favorite characters ever written. I can honestly say she’s such an amazing person and Geena Davis plays her perfectly. Kit and Dottie’s amazing sibling rivalry is SO believable. Kit’s emotional moments are so beautifully acted by Lori Petty.

Tom Hanks as Jimmy Dugan is a great fit for a fun character, but I honestly think he gets way more attention from other reviews I’ve read than he should. Sure, it’s Tom Hanks, and yes, Jimmy’s character progression is great, but he’s ONE GUY out of ALL of these amazing characters!

Each  character has so much going for them! Madonna as Mae, and Rosie O’Donnell as Dorris, and Meagan Cavanaugh as Marla, and Tracy Reiner as Betty Spaghetti, and Bitty Schram as Evelyn… Gah, everybody was PERFECT! I don’t even know who half these actors are, but in their role in this film, they were perfect.

This movie is a classic. It is one of the best films produced in the entire 20th century, definitely top 5 of my lifetime, and ONE DAY I will watch this movie and not cry. But I’ve seen it at least 20 times, and there hasn’t been a single time I don’t cry both when the telegraph comes (The one no wife wants to get during WW2) and at the end, when they’re all going into the exhibit at the Hall of Fame.

This movie is moving, and inspiring, and absolutely one of the greatest films ever.

My Rating: 10/10

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About J. Chelsea Williford

Student at Middle Georgia State University, writer, pop culture lover.
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