Bang The Drum Slowly Reviews
Not the worst premise: mediocre catcher played by Robert DeNiro finds out he has Hodgkin's Disease. He and his pitcher pal keep it between them for the most part, and the pitcher puts his career at stake to make sure the catcher is taken care of for basically the final year of his life.
The problem is it's incredibly dry. I like slow and even this was too slow for me. The baseball scenes are lousy. The non-baseball scenes are maybe even worse. The big conflict is just how far the catcher can go before the manager finds out about the disease and sends him to the minors or elsewhere.
Billed as a guaranteed tear-jerker, I remain skeptical. If you can make it to the end, I just think the rest of the story is so slow and cheesy and would barely evoke any emotion. Then again, I wouldn't know. I turned it off an hour in.