Million Dollar Arm

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(2014) ★★★

Sky Movies Premiere: PREMIERE Friday 1 May, 8am and 5.45pm

Struggling sports agent Jon Hamm hits on the idea of converting a couple of cricket-crazy Indian kids into pitching prospects for Major League baseball. They do things a little differently in India: “Not a bribe, no,” says Hamm’s Mumbai contact Darshan Jariwala, “We call it bypassing the system.” But his real problems are back in LA, where Suraj Sharma and Madhur Mittal are homesick and insecure. Hamm shows them the money, they show him humility. And they don’t even like cricket. Disney’s slick account of an actual 2008 competition is an underdog curveball, a best exotic baseball picture that’s well played all around the park. Not just by the charismatic Hamm and the reliable Alan Arkin, but by all the Indian actors too. The most charming scene takes place at the boys’ village home. Which is where A.R. Rahman’s attractive score comes into its own.

Certificate: PG
Duration: 124min

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