Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
JB is a very shallow, largely unlikable guy who is quick with the witty comebacks but very short on heart. He plucks two Indian boys who have some talent from small villages who speak no English and plops them down in the middle of a high stress situation in LA. They are Dinesh (Madher Mittel, who was Dev Patel's criminal brother in "Slumdog Millionaire") and Rinku (Shuraj Sharma, the star of "Life of Pi"), who play their parts to perfection. JB does eventually have his cold heart melted, but it takes most of the movie to accomplish it. The good news is that the story and the Indian scsenery make the movie work watching.