Build it and (they) will come. But this time it isn't about a ball diamond in a corn field, it's about creating an entire team. The movie is called Moneyball and it stars Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman; it's directed by Bennett Miller. And yes, surprise, the script is a metaphor on life.
Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) is the GM of the Oakland As; he watches as his team is cannibalized and sent to teams around the country. The team is down cash, so Beane, along with the help of others, develops a way to find new players.
It's a story about a man (Beane) who had to start doing things differently," says Pitt at the TIFF press conference. "He's trapped in an unfair game."
Although it's not a romance, it's a real baseball movie, Miller says something much deeper is going on.
"It's much bigger than baseball." He says the characters are faced with life-changing decisions and they must act. Miller says Beane could be used as an example for anyone who has the courage to attempt something radically different.