Draft Day (2014)

Very R-rated.

Another Kevin Costner sports movie? Yup, this is our 3rd K.C. flick out of 23 total episodes of Scoring At The Movies. The man likes to sweat. In this case, however, he’s a G.M. doing everything except sweating…on the field. And he does a bang-up job as the Cleveland Browns’ miracle-maker. This flick was not a hit and it’s got a multitude of flaws, but we dug it anyway. There’s much to critique though. It’s practically a fantasy film where everything works out…or is it actually more believable than you think? We also got into what is the biggest fantasy in this movie (ie. civility from sports fans) and we hash out all the wheeling & dealing by Costner and his rivals. So as we approach the NFL’s 2019 Draft, huddle up for our take on Ivan Reitman’s football-in-the-boardroom picture.

For The Record: Chadwick Boseman is 41 now and was 36 when they shot this movie, so he’s certainly not that young. Also, divisional opponents in the NFL play each other 1/8th of the season (2 out of 16 games), not 1/7th.

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Rotten Tomatoes reviews

AFI’s Top 100 Lists

2014 U.S. Box Office

2014 in film

Info about the real 2014 NFL Draft

Links to: The Longest Yard and Field Of Dreams and Tin Cup and Triplets

YouTube links: Bo v Vontae and putting out literal fires and Vontae goes #1 and Sonny turns the Jaguars G.M. into a donkey and Sonny wants his picks back and the Browns celebrate their great day

Previously on Scoring At The Movies: Happy Gilmore

May 2nd on Scoring At The Movies: Million Dollar Baby