The Winning Season
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I know some folks who stay away from "cheesy sports flicks." I am not one of them, and I enjoyed this--in spite of the fact that it is very cheesy. The premise is that a young boy gets transported back to the 1909 World Series with a magic baseball card. There's a lot of nostalgia and quaintness, and the story is very pleasant.
To tell you the truth, the part that bothered me the most about the whole film was when the baseball card shop owner was inspecting the card (with white gloves and a magnifying glass) and he proclaimed it "gem mint!" Even without a magnifying glass one could see rounded corners on the card, and then the kid promptly stuck it in his pocket and carried it around everywhere! Oh well, that's a truly minor quibble with an otherwise fun story!
If you like baseball films, stories that involve time travel, or clean family entertainment, you should try this!
The main scene is back to the 1909 World Series with two HOFers, Honus Wagner and Ty Cobb. You can see something about baseball cards, the notorious Ty Cobb's behaviors and the romance of Honus Wagner.
The story is lovely and charming while the pace is soft and gentle. Although the cast is not so well-known, they got the job done pretty well. Try to grab a DVD and watch it. You will find it worth the time and money.
But -- somehow this feel-good movie can't make up its mind whether it wants to be "Field of Dreams," or "Eight Men Out," or "Hoosiers," or "The Wizard of Oz," or perhaps even "Damn Yankees" (Joe Soshack, meet Joe Hardy). Aren't many subtleties in its characterizations, either. It depicts Ty Cobb, the greatest ballplayer of all time and a bitter rival of Wagner's in the World Series, as a nasty, scheming, dirty player -- which he may have been, but he was still the greatest. Of course, Hollywood has had heartburn over Cobb ever since writings of recent years revealed that he Did Not Like Black People, the cardinal, unforgivable sin nowadays. This comes out in the unnuanced, all-bad portrayal of him by William Lee Scott.
Shawn Hotasy as the adult Joe Soshack -- the one in young Joe's dream -- comes across as bumbling and kind of silly. Mark Rendall as 11-year-old Joe does probably the best acting job in the picture. Modine and Davis are merely the generic good-looking young couple as Honus and Mandy.
All in all, it's a fairly entertaining way to spend an hour and a half. But it won't make the all-time top 10 of sports movies.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great baseball movie, family friendly, and Modine is a joy. The guy who plays Cobb is just right too - blows TL Jones Cobb away by a couple bazillion miles! Read morePublished on May 29, 2014 by The Big Cheese
Although the movie did deliver a great message, the book "Honus & Me" was much better. There were a few major differences I noticed. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by Clay H-W
wow this movie was awesome, kind of like field of dreams !!! Has a great ending !!!!! I would see it again !!!Published on May 23, 2013 by steve hayward
This movie it tops for all Baseball lovers. I would recommend "The Winning Season" to all ages. It is truly captivating !Published on January 23, 2013 by Marvin D. Barlow