On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL.
Another accomplishment like so many Kevin Costner movies. Draft Day is just another sports movie to hold under Costner belt of latest achievements.
Directed By Ivan Reitman Draft Day separates itself from other sports movies, by just being about trust and commitment as the G.M. (General Manager)
Draft day reminds us that we as fans can appreciate the under dog story, like Jerry McGuire showed us back when he put all his efforts into one Cuba Gooding Jr.
"By Giving Players Opportunity aka showing them the money"
Draft day is no Oscar winning performance, but for it's efforts in making good movie cinema for that I can appreciate the movie for what it stood for, even in it's own lane of showing the top box side of the business in sports entertainment.
The movie is challenging if your a general manager who has his work cut out for him, trying to salvage the reputation of a losing Cleavland browns football team.
Costner scenes are encouraging, filled with so much heart. It's just good to see him back on screen doing a role that makes his acting game seem effortless,.
Filled with the passion for the game Costner does what many haven't done in their careers, take a chance and not be about the bucks, but be about the cinema. For that reason alone is why I just love Kevin Costner as an actor.
His Co-Stars Jennifer, Garner & Denis Leary, Frank Langella, All did a wonderful job.
Jennifer was thoughtful, very kind and supportive. As was Frank Langella even though in one scene it seemed as frank was on the verge of having a old man spasm when he learned what Kevin did without the owner of Cleavland Browns consent.
A surprise appearance by Sam Elliot aka Virgil from director George P. Cosmatos movie Tombstone. It's always good to see Sam Elliot in a movie. :)
Costner is faced with many challenges when trying to look for the best draft pick, I think the most intense scene he has is with Co-star (Ellen Burstyn) who plays as his mother Barb Weaver. Poor Laptop computer. :)
With the clock winding down, reaching towards the end of the movie. We see a few familiar faces, by P-Diddy & former Foot Ball player now actor Terry Crews.
The movie ends on a good note, showing that even in the most stressed of scenarios, even the number one draft pick isn't enough but the heart of a mentor who can do what most can't and that's follow his heart and gut to do what is best for the team and franchise, even if that means the cost of his job.
I think the best part in the movie that almost made me tear up which I don't hear from many movie critics who poorly criticized this movie, the special video clip to which I never seen of comedy genius John Candy standing side-line by Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers.
The clip isn't that long but for the time it's shown it draws so much emotion for those who remember the champion of comedy.
Draft Day is now Currently on DVD & Blue-Ray if your interested I would recommend a red box visit and or Net Flix.
It's worth a buy if your a Costner Fan like myself. :)