Sunday, May 8, 2016

Movie Review: A League of Their Own

This is another of those must see movies because of its portrayal of the overcoming of sexism.  A women's league was organized to provide baseball entertainment during WWII because too many of the regular players were at war.  The women showed they were able to play hardball at a high level.  This movie is about two siblings, Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty).  Dottie and Kit have a pretty good sibling rivalry going on, as they try to show the other up.  At first they are on the same team, Kit pitching and Dottie catching.  However due to a trade, they meet opposite each other in the world series.  However Dottie has gone home as her husband returned from the war.  However she changes her mind and comes back for the last game.  It is close, and Kit runs through a stop sign creating a collision at home for the winning run.  She crashes into Dottie, and she drops the ball.  Others starring include Madonna and Rosie O' Donnell.  Tom Hanks stars as the manager, who at first takes it as a joke, but eventually comes around.  He actually forms relationships with the women and cares about them.

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