Movie Of The Week: Bull Durham (1988)

Ron Shelton directs Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins in the romantic comedy where the sexy muse for her local minor league baseball team has to choose between the gauche up-and-comer and a seasoned journeyman.

Sultry. Sexier and funnier than it has any right to be. The writing is sheer poetry. Sarandon is on fire. Ron Shelton was a former minor league baseball player and used his experience as the basis for the story. The baseball doesn’t really matter however. This is about belief. About philosophy. About acceptance. Home run. Just a lovely way to spend a Saturday night.

“Well, I believe in the soul, the cock, the pussy, the small of a woman’s back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.”

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Perfect Double Bill: White Men Can’t Jump (1992)

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