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Movie Corner: Draft Day

Alvin and I were invited to see an early screening of Kevin Kostner's new film, Draft Day.



Draft Day is a sports comedy-drama film directed by Ivan Reitman and is scheduled for release on April 11, 2014.

The movie opens on the waning hours until the NFL Draft begins. It was intriguing to watch this extremely stress-filled period (I've seen it from the player's viewpoint) from a General Manager's viewpoint. The machinations, negotiations, pressures from those who don't see the big vision, conflict, etc. really played well on the big screen.

Kostner, as Sonny Weaver, did an excellent job portraying the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns as he works throughout the day to recruit the one player he believes will turn his team around. Throw in the love interest played by Jennifer Garner, an unexpected pregnancy, the extremely hard to get along with coach, Dennis Leary, and the slightly crazy, bereaved mother. Kostner proves he's back with this movie, no question.

While I expected mild enjoyment of the movie, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself completely engaged in the plot and the lives of those playing out on the big screen. Very well done, and everyone should go see it.

I give it 4 out of 5 stars and recommend to anyone that loves football you'll really enjoy it.

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Movie Corner: Draft Day Movie Corner: Draft Day Reviewed by Candace Salima on Saturday, April 05, 2014 Rating: 5