(PG-13) ★★★★☆

This is the best sports movie in a long time and honestly inspirational. It’s based on the true story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). Beane bucked the norm and employed a new statistical way of analyzing players called “sabermetrics,” winding up in the playoffs with the second-lowest payroll in baseball. With support from Jonah Hill and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and an adept script, the filmmakers knock this out of the park.

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By Michael Phillips, Tribune Media Services

Thwarted by the same awkward timing that zonked Confessions of a Shopaholic two years ago, just when shopaholics began to seem extra-heinous, the film version of I Don’t Know How She Does It doesn’t know how to do what I think it’s trying to do. I think it’s trying to acknowledge the real-world pressures shaping millions of women’s work/life to-do lists.



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