For Love of the Game

Kevin Costner, in one of his better films, plays an aged baseball superstar who gets involved romantically with a woman he meets on the side of the highway. They get together and begin seeing a lot of each other, while the romance becomes increasingly unstable. Remarkably, the film succeeds in combining romance with baseball, which is probably difficult to do. It's well worth watching but it seems to be pasted together with too many flashbacks where viewer can easily lose track. It's also entertaining, and well-done with a very gripping last-pitch for the retiring ballplayer, Costner.

Movie reviewed by Michael Lawrence



Kevin Costner Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly, Jena Mallone, Brian Cox, J.K. Simmons

Directed by:

Sam Raimi


1999 sports/romance

Rated PG-13.


Don Ignacio's score: B+

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