A League of Their Own (1992) - Comedy, Drama, Family

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Breathtaking

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

IMDB: 7.3
Director: Penny Marshall
Stars: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis
Length: 128 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 11 out of 220 found boring (5%)

One-line Reviews (99)

Only Genna Davis is worth watching.

The other element of film that brought this theme to life was the intense dialogue brought to us in a phenomenal script.

The movie is in many ways a coming of age story, with at least three subplots all revolving around the theme.

Don't waste your time with this turkey of a film.

Generally Enjoyable But Inconsistent Period-Comedy About A Fascinating Episode of American Life .

The baseball action is exciting as well.

The country is immersed in World War II and it is up to the women to keep professional baseball going.

I think all too often we overlook things in the present and make films that are there as money cows, with special effects or some boring theme that all the studios copy until its died a death.

The film can also be rather predictable at times, and it makes the thrill of the game and the film die down far more than it could have.

Looking at this film cinematicly, the shot composition and color representation seem very dull.

An interesting and entertaining study of women's baseball .

The film builds to an exciting climax for the "World Series.

It is appropriate enough for the entire family and entertaining enough for any group.

While it isn't a perfect film, it is a nice little enjoyable flick for a Sunday afternoon - you could do worse.

It is moving and funny, exciting and uplifting--with terrific music, acting and directing.

Yeah, an enjoyable movie on many little levels, including moments of nearly everyone's performances.

"A League of Their Own" is an enjoyable film about the short stint that women's professional baseball had in the U.

They'd get bored.

"However, it is an entertaining adult movie that has a lot of charm to it and is recommended, especially if you're a baseball fan.

The direction of the baseball scenes is far more exciting than any real baseball I have ever seen.

For the first 20-30 minutes or so, it is very easy to get bored by this movie.

I thought it was really entertaining and it was a really fun movie to watch.

Unwatchable .

This is an enjoyable little flick for sports and non-sports fans alike.

"All in all, this is a good story, very entertaining, with good acting and good directing from Penny Marshall, who manages to create a real "game feel" in the baseball scenes and keeps us interested in the human interest sidelines without letting them bog us down.

Do you think more than about 3 kids in America would know ANYTHING about how women's baseball started if it had just been a boring documentary on the History Channel?

The time period and the storyline of women filling men's roles during war even in baseball is such a compelling plot.

This movie is funny, sad, moving and a thrilling ride from start to finish.

The writing is hilarious, moving, intense, informative, touching, and inspiring.

Interesting and enjoyable semi-documentary style history of the All American Girls Baseball League which existed from 1943 to 1954.

Always entertaining .

One of my favourite movies.. thoroughly enjoyable.

When all is said and done, this is thoroughly entertaining.

I liked the movie it was pretty entertaining.

Kit, on the other hand, is single, and sees the game as a way of escaping from her previously dull existence.

And in keeping with the general tenor of the league's avowed determination to deliver an entertaining and properly respectful entertainment, I thought she did it gracefully and grandly.

Entertaining look at an obscure piece of sporting history .

Thoroughly enjoyable.

All the gals did a magnificent job in this delightfully entertaining film.

And the scene involving the world series between the Racine Belles and the Rockford Peaches was exciting enough...

Highly Entertaining Baseball Movie WIth Some Curve Balls .

Originally not interested in the team, showing up at games late and drunk, falling asleep in the dugout, he becomes almost fanatical in his desire to see the Peaches win the AAGPBL (now there's a mouthful!

"Major League" was a little bit related to this flick because it involved a woman named Rene Russo, who was involved with the Cleveland Indians baseball team, but "A League Of Their Own" is a little more exciting than "Major League"...

A true spirit and comradery was displayed throughout this exciting and touching movie.

I would give 3 1/2 out of 5 (probably not a breath-taking film, but very entertaining).

Slow Beginning Builds To A Great Conclusion .

This is an enjoyable and at the same time heartwrenching movie that should be viewed more than once.

Though the film is a fictionalized version of the women's professional baseball league, it's still pretty entertaining with an interesting cast.

Here is slightly altered historic proof that women can be just as exciting and skilled as men in sports.

Well-directed by the reliable Penny Marshall, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1992) is an entertaining, fun baseball movie about WOMEN'S baseball!

With love and respect the most strained relationship can be mended as long as the two individuals are willing to put their differences aside and embrace what makes them two great people and A League of Their Own illustrates that in an entertaining film for all.

This is an enjoyable film to watch and a nice tribute to women's baseball and sports in general.

The film has enough going on in each sequence to ensure a lack of boredom no matter what, and that is the exact element many films in the 90's lack.

Going in to see A League of Their Own I expected a rather boring film about the long forgotten baseball league.

She showed off many fascinating stunts, such as catching a flying baseball with one hand and sliding like a ballerina when catching the foul ball.

Rounding out the engaging cast of Peaches are first baseman Helen Haley (played by the funny Anne Ramsay), outfielders Betty 'Spaghetti' (played by feisty Tracy Reiner), Shirley Baker (strongly played by Ann Cusack), and the hilarious Evelyn Gardner (played by another scene-stealer Bitty Schram), who has her precocious son Stilwell (scene-stealing lad Justin Scheller), who lives to aggravate Jimmy!

Intriguing .

Quite touching and well directed, i was surprised how compelling this movie was.

The movie is still well worth watching though, especially for Tom Hanks' delightfully crude manager, Madonna's unrestrained energy (much better than Evita) and the great sight of sisters doin' it for themselves.

I definitely enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

I think one reason for this film being such a wonderful, interesting, entertaining, and watchable movie, is the fact that Penny Marshall directed it.

This is one of those films when I'm bored and flipping through the channels and I see that it's on, I inevitably end up catching it at whatever stage that it's in and I watch it.

It's funny, entertaining, and tells a great story along the way.

A League of Their Own is a light, easy, and somewhat entertaining film to check out.

All in all an enjoyable film that is fun to watch time and again.

Aside from a script that could have used some streamlining and focus, this is a great movie that is funny, emotional, and entertaining.

Both were good movies and very entertaining to watch.

Overall, the movie has a fairly predictable plot, it follows the Rockford Peaches through their first season of play.

The lady actors do great impressions of bona fide athletes, asked to parade in short skirts and entertain the watching public, these gals, led by the always engaging Geena Davis, deliver a sparky picture that never veers into maudlin territory.

So maybe it's me wanting baseball to be great but also realistic and vivid and intense.

While this film is really enjoyable and educating, it gives the impression it was the only "league".

It's a slow start and the girls have the drunken ex-player Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) as their manager.

First-rate editing makes it genuinely exciting sport.

It also is able to combine comedy with drama and history, and it makes an exciting and engaging film with characters that are three-dimension and easy to care about.

My (baseball) cap is off to Penny Marshall and the entire cast for a thoroughly enjoyable film that I will continue to see over and over.

The film is messy on how it tells its own story, and even worse its formulaic while doing so, providing such an average plotline for such a unique film.

The intense last inning was one of the best scenes.

The film is mostly entertaining throughout its longer runtime, is home to many great performances, and fabulously directed by Penny Marshall.

A Well Acted and Compelling Baseball Drama, .

Just when you think it is going to wander down a predictable and trite path, it goes somewhere very unexpected.

It's potential may be undermined, but when it shines, it can be one thrilling time, and by its end, its ultimate sweet nostalgic nature will be sure to put a smile on your face.

Hanks also gets all of the funniest lines in this solid and, for the most part, entertaining feel-gooder.

Overall, however, this was an entertaining film, well worth watching.

It's exciting, engrossing, and riveting.

The over-arching storyline of the movie is a bit too predictable and sentimental for my taste.

There isn't really much else to say, except that it is highly entertaining and features the brilliant song, "This Used To Be My Playground".

Really compelling characters by almost everyone on the team where they're all real characters and not just a handful of main characters and the rest being just glorified extras like how it normally goes.

In one scene where Kit has been traded the big argument takes place, and with the dialogue accompanied by tremendous performances by Geena Davis and Lori Petty the viewer is watching such an intense and raw moment that you can actually feel Kit's desperation and Dottie's anger and frustration.

A compelling movie with a strong cast, I would recommend A League of Their Own to anyone looking for a good drama or sports film.

Men went off to war and women for the first time in history had a chance to enter into strange and exciting worlds that would have never been available to them otherwise.

And an entertaining story that is complex without being cluttered.

I mean it has everything a movie needs to be enjoyable.

Enjoyable Commercial Product .

Story wise, it seemed bland and dull when they switch the old current day women who played, and them playng back in the 40's.

I think that this is an exciting film, and even if you dislike sports, the film has plenty more to offer for any viewer.

Very Entertaining.

Endearingly likable and often entertaining, with a solid lead performance by Davis, though its feminine celebration could've been sold better if the scene-stealing work wasn't done almost exclusively by the two funnymen (Hanks, plus Lovitz as a hysterically disparaging talent scout).

Enjoyable until the last 15 minutes .

The movie is one of the year's most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies ever released on screen.