A League of Their Own Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, its a unique and funny, sweet comedy that i enjoyed greatly! A great cast and well acted! Im not a huge fan of sprt related movies but this is clearly in 'a league of its own!' A Remarkably entertaining movie to enjoy !
Saw it again! What a masterpiece! Probably Penny Marshall's best film ever. Amazing story, terrific acting, great music, and superb cinematography. Indeed one of my favorite sports films ever. This movie brings me so much memories of my childhood, it feels so damn good to see this film, I will never grow tired of it. I can truly watch this movie over and over again and still be inspired by it. I think it shows just what women are capable of. It will make u cry and the best part is that there are some true facts. There's romance, fighting, comedy, and some dancing. I mean it has everything a movie needs to be enjoyable. Believe me it wont be a waste of time. You can watch this movie with family and friends. If u haven't seen it i strongly recommend it.
In a small town in Oregon, farm girls Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters who compete with each other, even over the little things. Older, prettier, more settled and married Dottie is the catcher for the local softball team sponsored by Lukash Dairy. Kit is her younger sister, and pitcher on the same team, who feels that she can't measure up to Dottie in her own eyes, or in the eyes of others. With so many young men overseas fighting the Axis, there is a danger that professional baseball will be shut down for the duration of the war. A well-known candy manufacturer, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall), contrives the idea to create a professional baseball league for women; both the keep the sport alive and to make a buck or two. Dottie is recruited by a scout (John Lovitz) for this new league but refuses to go unless her sister is allowed on the team. On the way to Chicago they also intervene to get an outstanding batter, Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanaugh) a try-out as well. Once in Chicago, they are introduced to the other girls who will be on one of the four teams: May and Doris (Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell) are close friends from New York; Shirley Baker (Anne Cusack) is an illiterate farm-girl. These women, along with their team-mates, begin a journey that opens up a whole new world, far beyond that of the baseball diamond, lead by team manager, Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), a washed-up star ruined by alcohol and angered and embarrassed to be the coach of a girl's team.
This is an inspiring and heartwarming tale of the first major lbseball league for women, set during World war II when women were needed to fill the vacant spots left by the men who went overseas to fight the war.
The cast is good. This is back when Rosie O'Donnell still appeared to have talent and actually be pretty attractive (yes, I just said that). Madonna is also great as the bozy partner in crime who pals around with O'Donnell. Geena Davis is terrific as the smart and sassy catcher, and Lori Petty is not bad as her jealous younger sister. I'm hoping that her annoyingness is part of the character, and not how she is in general. John Lovitz is good as the sleazy and obnoxious talent scout, but, for me, the real scene stealer is Tom Hanks. He's an asshole in this, but he's also stll likeable and enjoyable to watch. I wish he would go back to making movies like this, and playing these types of characters.
This is fun and etertaining, and males you feel good afterwards. Don't hesitate to see it.