Monday, May 01, 2006

If you build it, they will come...

This film is about a man named Ray Kinsella who is a farmer that lives in a small town in Iowa who starts to hear voices in his fields that say, “If you build it, they will come.” The voices continue and after he and his wife have the same dream about a Chicago baseball team from long ago, he decides to completely plow over his cornfield and build a baseball field in its place. This puts his family in jeopardy because they take a loss on the lost crops and the other members of his small town start to think that he has lost his mind. Night after night no one appears until finally an appearance of one baseball player leads to more and more. Ray participates in games that they hold at night and the filed becomes a haven for these long lost baseball players. His journey leads him to James Earl Jones’s character and their fates intertwine for a greater purpose and awesome ending.

Overall, this film was strange in the beginning, but about thirty minutes in it becomes awesome to watch. It has such an interesting plot and Kevin Costner delivers a surprisingly awesome performance. I have always heard the phrase “if you build it they will come” used in so many other contexts, but I had never seen this movie before. Definitely one worth seeing and it was a great way to end my blog. If you are a fan of baseball you will like it even more.

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