Thursday, April 24, 2014

Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" - In Theatres May 16 {Giveaway}

I'm not always the biggest fan of sports movies, but I am a huge fan of anything done by Disney. And I may just have a bit of a crush on Jon Hamm. (Handsome!!) Plus, after this long, cold winter, I think a feel-good story is just what the doctor ordered. For those reasons I am looking forward to checking out Disney's new movie, "Million Dollar Arm," coming to theatres on May 16. I've included the trailer below so you can see what I mean, but meanwhile, here's the official synopsis:
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (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. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. 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. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
Here's a taste -

A Giveaway

Would you like to see this film at an advanced screening? I have 3 double passes to give away for screenings on Wednesday, May 14th, 7:00pm, in Ottawa (SilverCity Gloucester), Waterloo (Galaxy Cinemas Waterloo), and Toronto (Scotiabank Theatre Toronto). Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, May 10. Winners must be able to attend the screening as awarded. Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I have received my own complimentary pass to a screening of this movie to facilitate a future review. No other compensation has been received. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.

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