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Draft Day (2014) reveiw
Anybody not au fait with the byzantine rituals of American soccer’s draft day lottery might discover themselves at a loss as Kevin Costner struggles to assemble a successful staff for the Cleveland Browns by way of “buying and selling ones”, “banking QBs” and nail-biting “on the clock” choices. Ivan Reitman’s all-in-a-day sports activities flick performs like Moneyball-lite as Costner’s Sonny Weaver Jr makes an attempt to outsmart the opposition – video games being fought within the boardrooms fairly than on the taking part in fields. A frazzled romance with Jennifer Garner’s straight-talking, sports-literate paramour by no means fairly convinces or engages (examine this to the affectionate punch of Tin Cup), however Ellen Burstyn is in firecracker type as Sonny’s imposing mother, turning up together with her husband’s ashes at a second of most stress.
It’s unlikely to ring a bell with UK audiences, however Costner has all the time been king of the (it’s-not-really-about) sports activities film, and after the crass Euro-stodge of three Days to Kill it’s good to see him again on dwelling turf.