Draft Day (Lionsgate, 2014)
“The bigger the gamble, the bigger the reward.” In professional football, some of the largest gambles are waged not on the field, but by the general managers on draft day.
Sonny Weaver (Kevin Costner) is the general manager of the Cleveland Browns, looking to make a splash on draft day and bring his team a long-awaited championship. He makes a blockbuster trade, giving up his draft picks for the next three years for the number-one pick and the chance to draft the top-rated player. This is his moment. If he slips, it will cost him his career. Just like the real NFL draft, there are many turns and surprises.
Costner is amazing at portraying a man struggling with the recent death of his father and his wife’s pending pregnancy while managing the needs of his players and balancing pressure from the team’s owner and fans. He stars alongside a strong cast including Jennifer Garner, Dennis Leary, Terry Crews, Sean Combs, Chadwick Boseman and NFL pro running back Arian Foster.
Draft Day was made in partnership with the NFL, giving the movie an authentic, high-tension feel. Those tied to the football league had a very positive reaction to the film. “Draft Day clearly captures the behind-the-scenes excitement of what really happens,” said Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George. “It’s an incredible, feel-good movie.”
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