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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • 3 reasons to see 'Draft Day,' eventually

  • The Kevin Costner led "Draft Day" opens this weekend, and while the film isn't great, it does have its good points. Here are three reasons to see the film, eventually.
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  • RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL - The NFL Draft is still a few weeks away, but fans of the NFL can get a little taste by checking out "Draft Day." Summit Entertainment's "Draft Day" is about just that, draft day. The film follows an NFL general manager, Kevin Costner, and what his draft day is like. The movie has its flaws, believe me it does, but it also has some redeeming qualities. Here are three reasons it's worth your time - eventually. Intriguing The story was silly and downright formulaic at times, but it still managed to keep my attention the whole time. There are a few forced elements in the story that will have you rolling your eyes all the way to the back of your neck, but the football dealings will actually keep you intrigued. Costner does a fine job as does Jennifer Garner, but the most interesting parts of the film happen between Costner and whoever he happens to be wheeling and dealing with on screen. It will appeal to NFL fans Know now that this is not a football movie that involves a lot of football. There are next to zero football sequences in the film, but it will still appeal to NFL fans. The movie gives us a glimpse into the inner workings of a football franchise, even if they're fabricated inner workings, but they're still interesting. "Draft Day" manages to tickle your football bone just enough to get you caring about the characters and believe it or not the Cleveland Browns. I know, it's shocking. NFL fans will recognize some names and even some faces, Arian Foster makes an appearance, as does pretty much every football analyst at ESPN. It's a sports fan's movie as long as the sports fan likes business deals and not just game-time action. It's a poor man's "Moneyball" "Draft Day" has aspirations to be the NFL's version of "Moneyball," but it falls well short of that much superior film. With that said, however, "Draft Day" makes a solid effort and can easily be considered the poor man's version of "Moneyball," which really isn't a terrible position to be in. "Draft Day" is dialogue heavy and doesn't live up to the Aaron Sorkin script of "Moneyball," but it's still intriguing enough that audiences will want to see it out to the end just to see how it plays out. While I am giving you reasons to see "Draft Day," know that I'm not telling you to run out and spend half a week's wages on it. Wait until it hits video and spend a buck to check it out. It's well worth your buck. "Draft Day" is rated PG-13 and contains some harsh language. The film is currently rated at a 14+ age appropriateness level on OK.com, but I would give it a 15+ for the language and thematic elements.%3Cimg%20src%3D%22http%3A//beacon.deseretconnect.com/beacon.gif%3Fcid%3D161474%26pid%3D46%22%20/%3E

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