For what this film wanted to be it was prefect and hits a home-run, pun intended.
This is one of the all-time classic baseball films in my opinion and to this day holds it comedic value all these years later. The film knew what it was and did it well, yes it is stupid but that is what makes this film so great. There are so many hilariously outrageous lines that fill this script the pace never slows.
The cast was excellent and filled with many familiar faces early in their careers and they all were perfect for their roles. The chemistry among the cast was fantastic and you can feel they all had a great time making this movie. When normally baseball films lean towards the serious plot, this one changed up the pace. There are a ton of likable characters in this movie and it all results in a lighthearted baseball story made by people who actually love the sport.
If you have not seen this one do not waste any more time, grab your popcorn, sit back and laugh your way through this sports-comedy that tells a unique story, filled with as equally unique characters. All the while providing a script filled with so many dumb lines that it is perfect for what it wants to be. “Major League” is simply a feel-good movie that will still be amazing decades down the road.
– Favorite Quote –
“You trying to say Jesus Christ can’t hit a curveball?”
Eddie Harris (Chelcie Ross)
– Starring –
Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Rene Russo, Wesley Snipes, Dennis Haysbert, Bob Uecker, James Gammon, Margaret Whitton
– Directed By –
David S. Ward
Time: 107 min
MPAA Rating: R (For strong language, sexual content and partial nudity)