If, as Jimmy famously tells us, there’s no crying in baseball, there’s plenty of it in baseball nostalgia.
It’s easy to see what displeased critics and audiences alike at the time of the film’s release.
A different way of tackling the sons-and-fathers story, but right up there with the best of them-and a tremendous western comedy as well.
What ultimately makes it more than a dude-ranch version of the first hour of Deliverance is its ability to make fun of itself.
One of the great fringe benefits of long-term exposure to the film canon is validating pre-exposure favorites by virtue of comparing them to the canon’s unassailable titans.
Parenthood is a four-family, four-hankie weepie in which most of the characters talk like screenwriters.
The more elegant Bobby and Peter Farrelly’s films have become, the less money they’ve managed to rake in at the box office.