Rating = B+

The film is reasonably true to the parts of the book it chooses to cover and generally covers the essence of the book well. Of course, some parts of the book are more fictionalized than others in the movie's quest for dramatic tension or human interest. Regardless of whether you are interested in baseball or not, this is a wonderful story and you should see the movie and/or read the book.

[2011-09-24, Lloyd's Regal 10, Portland, OR]