The film is based on a true story about a general manager Billy Beane, who pulls together a new team using computer algorithms. He has a limited budget and has big dreams of making it to the 2002 world series. Along the way, we meet interesting new characters and hopes that his computer created team will be strong enough to win. He puts his whole job on the line and faces many competitive opponents on his quest. The focuses on the bad luck of Billy Beane and his down in the dumps situation where he must rally and do something drastically new in order for his rise to fame, by using a unique method to draft in players.Read more
Bill Beane is shown as something with many issues in his life, including being a loner and not being too happy. He actually did remarry and wasn't so unhappy in his later years. There were several shots of his second wife, Tara, that wasn't included in the final version of the film, though his wedding ring is still shown on Brad Pitt's character in several shots throughout the film.
Moneyball is a sports movie that is directed by Bennett Miller. It is written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. It was released in 2011 and is PG-13 rated. It stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright as the main characters.
Moneyball won the AFI Awards in 2012 for Movie of the Year, and won 6th place int he AAFCA awards in 2011, and gained winner status on other smaller awards. Such awards are the Golden Trailer award for Best Music, Hollywood Film Awards for Director of the Year, and Boston Society of Film Critics Awards for Best Actor and Best Screenplay. Moneyball was nominated for 81 awards and won 29 of the awards. It pulled in almost 200 million in Box Office sales and the budget was 50 million US dollars.