“Moneyball” (2011) isn’t a typical pro baseball movie. Kids don’t own or manage – or pitch – for the team. There isn’t a dog in right field or a voodoo master at first base. Neither Enrico Palazzo nor a serial killer is behind home plate. It’s based on a true story, but nobody has a deadly disease. There are more statistics than game highlights. Yet there’s a lot to like about it. There’s baseball stuff. There’s interesting interpersonal relationships. Great editing and cinematography (yes, I am playing that card). And a charismatic, spit-cup-carrying protagonist played by Brad Pitt in a tight t-shirt.

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