An Ecclectic Perspective on: Draft Day
Just came from seeing this move and I absolutely loved it. Directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Dave, Twins) it stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver, the GM of the Cleveland Browns trying to trade for the #1 pick to improve his team for the next season. The movie was shot from the point of view of the GM and really focused on how trades are made on draft day, it was a nice touch. They threw in some great shots of different teams stadiums as calls were made, offers given, etc.
I know they shot this movie at the actual NFL draft last year to make the footage that much more authentic and you definitely tell. It was a nice touch seeing the prospects on the red carpet, the media room, seeing Roger Goodell announce the names and the war rooms of different teams. There were a good amount of cameos, I believe Alex Mack from the Browns, P Diddy or Puffy or..whatever, Deion Sanders, Mel Kiper, even Arian Foster had a small role. Sidebar, Arian Foster seems like he would be a pretty good actor if he wasn’t playing football.
Anyway, there is a love story aspect with Jennifer Garner thrown in there for the female viewers I guess lol. Even Dennis Leary plays a part as the coach of the Browns. Its definitely a great movie for a football fan to see the inner working of the draft. This movie makes me want to go to the actual draft even more, I got to make that happen lol..I need to see my NY Giants makes some moves man.
Overall, good movie. If your a football fan definitely check this out. Is it a date movie…hmm, sure why not, Jennifer Garner’s in there lol.
I give it an 8.5