Moneyball is a biographical sports drama film released in 2011, directed by Bennett Miller and starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film is based on Michael Lewis’s nonfiction book of the same name, which chronicles the Oakland Athletics baseball team’s successful 2002 season, led by general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt).
The film follows Beane as he attempts to rebuild the team on a limited budget, using an unconventional approach based on statistical analysis and computer models, rather than traditional scouting methods. Along the way, he faces resistance from his colleagues and struggles to balance his career with his personal life.
The film received critical acclaim, particularly for its performances and screenplay, and was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Brad Pitt, and Best Supporting Actor for Jonah Hill. It grossed over $110 million worldwide and was a commercial success. The film is considered a classic in the sports drama genre and is often cited as one of the best films of 2011.
Duration: 133 min.