Looking for a great family movie? Coming May 16, you’re in for a real treat with “Million Dollar Arm,” the new Disney film about a sports agent who goes looking for the next big Major League Baseball star in India.
From the movie description: “In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of retired baseball scout (Alan Arkin) he discovers Dinesh (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18 year old boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India – the boys, who have never left their rural villages – are equally challenged when they come to the States to train. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball – JB, with the help of his friend Brenda (Lake Bell) – learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.”
We were invited to an early screening of this movie and loved every minute about it, especially the positive messages about hard work, goal-setting, the importance of family, and the genuine good humor throughout the movie. It also offers some fascinating glimpses of life in rural villages in India. We can’t wait for it to open in wide release so that we can take our Little League players who understand all too well how easy the major leaguers make it look…and how hard it is to learn to be a great pitcher in real life.
This is a fun sports movie that we can’t recommend highly enough. Thank you to Disney Pictures for giving us a sneak preview of the film!
Million Dollar Arm is rated PG and opens May 16.