Draft Day [DVD + Digital]
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Bottom line: well worth your time to watch, and if you like NFL football or Costner, well worth buying.
The way the story is woven together - taking the lives of various coaches and players and managers together - on draft day - is fantastic.
On the center stage is the G.M. played by Kevin Costner. A man trying to show grace under pressure, turning around a losing franchise. Screaming in one ear is the owner, screaming in his other ear is the head coach played by Dennis Leary. Sonny Weaver must balance their demands on draft day. Or does he do what he feels is the right move for the club? Calming the storm is Jennifer Garner, the cap room specialist, crunching the contracts to make room for new players. She is the go between to insulate Costner from the head coach's demands on D- Day. The clock is ticking down till Cleveland picks.
At the eye of the storm is the new intern who sees it all, working the phones, watching the tension come and go with each hour till the Browns are on the clock. Running errands near the war room, coaches yelling, the G.M. yelling back, taking messages; the intern is the barometer for the whirl wind of emotions at crunch time. The owner wants a player who will bring in the fans, G.M. Weaver wants the right player who will impact the club on defense or offense. The coach only thinks offense since that's what he knows. The fans want a quarterback to take them to a Super Bowl. Director Ivan Reitman does a good job with the back stories behind the draft, building to their pick in New York City.
Directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Kindergarden Cop), Draft Day stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the General Manager of the NFL’s Cleveland Browns franchise. After multiple years of high hopes and shattered dreams, the Cleveland Browns find themselves at an important crossroads in regards to the team’s future – and Sonny finds himself on the hot seat (the possibility of being fired). Still, it’s draft day and he knows the Browns need to produce a big splash to not only energize the fans, but also build a sturdy foundation of winning.
Sonny’s day begins with news from his girlfriend and Browns front office salary cap manager, Ali (Jennifer Garner), that she’s pregnant. However, Sonny obviously has other issues on his mind – like whom to select with the team’s first round pick. His choices include a hot-tempered defenseman, Vontane Mack (Chadwick Boseman) and running back, Ray Jennings (Arian Foster).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a lifelong football fan, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I never really understood the wheelings and dealings that went on in the draft, and this movie gave you a peek into... Read morePublished 1 day ago by K. L. Hanson
My husband and I both enjoyed this movie very much. I withhold 5 stars for really, outstanding.. but this is a very good movie... for both men and women.Published 1 day ago by Amy F. Makson
I love this movie. I don't like football and I think with the information coming out about concussions football'season days should be numbered. Read morePublished 4 days ago by CCC
The movie was a good insight into the football world and the business side of it. It was funny, exciting and very real when it comes to the family issues going in.Published 10 days ago by Bambam