Television actor-turned-director Brian Robbins follows up Varsity Blues (1999) and Ready to Rumble (2000) with another sports comedy. Keanu Reeves stars as Conor O'Neill, an underachiever and inveterate sports gambler who needs a bailout loan from a friend to pay off his mounting debt. As a condition for receiving the necessary funds, Conor is saddled with coaching a corporate-sponsored Little League baseball team for underprivileged youth in Chicago's notorious Cabrini Green housing project. Reluctant at first, Conor slowly begins to enjoy his new authority role, especially when he makes the acquaintance of his players' attractive teacher, Elizabeth Wilkes (Diane Lane). Based on the real-life chronicle Hardball: A Season in the Projects by Outside magazine editor Daniel Coyle, Hardball also stars D.B. Sweeney and Mike McGlone. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
people are saying they cant stand the profanity, well that's why its not rated G or PG!! if you dont want to listen to that then dont rent movies that are PG-13 because of profanity!!! and it's showing what the city slums are like! you expect them to show the slums, or make a movie with that plot line, and have no cussing??? it's a great movie and I've watched it hundreds of times and definitely recommend it.
now i think keanu reeves is kind of bad at acting but i think that this movie was good. i thought it worked perfectly with it being a baseball story. i like how it shows how hard the city streets are but it captures how the city baseball leagues are. the only problem i had with it was it seemed kind of out of order and a little bit too slow. keanu reeves is good in this film though, it has a good story but it's just worth a rent.
This is more like Johnny Mnemonic meets the bad language bears..
The movie starts off very slowly about a gambler that will bet on a whim and loses all the time.... THIS is the highlight of the movie... the rest is listening to a bunch of 8 to 12 year olds, cursing like seasoned West Pac sailors on leave in a San Francisco brothel.
The first reviewer said she laughed, she cried... it must have been when she spent the money to rent this awful movie.
I was able to watch the first 45 minutes before turning it off.