The Rookie Reviews
"The Rookie" is the inspiring and heartwarming true story of Jimmy Morris, a high school science teacher and coach of a small town team that's had a bad season. So coach Morris makes a bet with his team that if they win the championship he would try out for a major league team. Well his team wins and now Morris has to uphold his end of the bargain and tryout for a team, but little does he or anyone else know is that Jimmy Morris is about to become the oldest and most unlikely rookie.
It's a film that literally will make you stand up and cheer, it will touch every fiber of your soul and every inch of your heart. "The Rookie" may seem like a run of the mill, seen it before sports film but trust me it's not. No this film is something more and it's something that must be experienced to truly believe the amazing power that it exudes and the extreme depth of emotion and character that is in it makes more of a great example of Disney magic and film making at it's finest.
Dennis Quaid gives the performance of a lifetime as the high school coach turned MLB all star, Quaid's performance is skillful, powerful, emotional and honest. He gives his all and then some to the part and to the film and it shows. All in all the cast does amazing in this film and play out there parts well in this brilliant and up lifting film.
"The Rookie" is a fun, enjoyable, smart and well mounted film that has it's heart in it's right place and it's game on the right track. It's a must see film that shows that no matter how old you are you still can make your dreams come true.
I will say it again, even before I watched Far From Heaven, Dennis Quaid is an underrated actor. He never fails to deliver, just acts in some crap from time to time.
this movie was so good. i liked it so much! well it was sort of boring and stuff. i watched it at school when all of the studends who are super good by never geting rifurals went to thiese feeld trips, but i had to stay in school with some guys and some girls and watch this movie. then we watched freedom writers but we did not finish it.
note to people that love baseball: you totaly should watch this movie. you will love this movie.:)xoxo.