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Year
1992
Runtime
128 min.
Director
Penny Marshall
Genres
Drama, Comedy, Sport
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
60,999
Checks
9,657
Favs
432
Dislikes
60
Favs/checks
4.5% (1:22)
Favs/dislikes
7:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Watched A League of Their Own in honor of Penny Marshall (given the state of an industry only now giving women directorship of big movies, it's a testament to her ability that they let her do a sports movie in the 90s, female-led or not) and it's as good as you remember. A big, charismatic cast ensures we recognize and distinguish between most of the Rockford Peaches roster - that's an achievement just there - with dependable Tom Hanks never usurping Geena Davis' centrality. Unusually, this isn't an underdog story even if the ladies have to suffer the indignities of the Patriarchy, because they're highly competent athletes. We're really following champions we want to see win, made sympathetic by their personal trials, and the sports story doesn't really go where these kinds of scripts usually do (give or take). So what drives the drama is a story of sisterly jealousy, what it means to be the younger sibling of a star and not being able to shine yourself, and vice-versa, casting a shadow over your younger sibling. Only one of these characters handles it well, avoiding a trite afterschool special resolution. The epilogue feels a bit long, but it's earned, and it's hard not to feel the ol' lump in the throats at various points through the movie. 2 years 8 months ago
  2. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    2 genheron
    THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!..movie watching
    3 years ago
  3. ClassicLady's avatar

    ClassicLady

    Loved it! 8 years 4 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #61 in BBC's The 100 Greatest Films Directed by Women
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