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A review of the movie field of dreams

Aaron B March 23, 2013 I still cry every time I see it. A beautiful film based on an even more beautiful my favorite piece of writing outside of the works of Shakespeare book.

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Even Kevin Costner's deadly acting can't ruin this film. If you don't choke up at the end of this film. Victor P March 7, 2013 This is a charming film that just resonates with me on some deep personal level. It is poignant and perhaps for those of us who lost a parent at a young age it just touches something deep inside, has me choked up at the end when when Ray Kinsella gets the chance to meet his father again every time!

  • Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion and I know there are scores of you who will disagree with me;
  • Another problem with the film is character development.

There is a quality and atmosphere to the film that reminds me so much of some of John Denvers songs and in some ways the Ray Kinsella character has that same country boy romantic passion JD seemed to have. I have often wondered if Kevin Costner drew in some way on JD's persona when he played this role, probably not! But the round glasses, farm boy 60's feel, Oh!

I don't know just feels very JD! Anyway one of my favourite movies. Mickey M March 7, 2013 "Ray" Kevin Costner is an Iowan corn farmer who has regrets -- the biggest of which is fixing his relationship with his estranged father Dwier Brown.

One day, "Ray" is in his cornfield, with his wife Amy Madigan and daughter Gaby Hoffmann, in her motion picture debut sitting on the deck of their home, he hears a voice come from out of nowhere say to him "if you build it, he will come. This causes what can only be described as the ghost of disgraced baseball legend "'Shoeless' Joe Jackson" Ray Liottaas well as other deceased players to come play on that field.

These people help "Ray" in his journey to find peace with the mistakes of his past that have been eating him up inside for his adult life.

  • However, the whole reason he's broke is because he built the field on his farmland, thusly destroying his livelihood!
  • Another problem with the film is character development;
  • Rod E February 26, 2013 It's not a bad movie, I just hate when they try and make sports all philosophical and magical;
  • If you don't choke up at the end of this film...

There is a lot of symbolism in this film. Most notably, the ballfield, which represents Heaven. Each of the characters which "Ray" encounters in his soul search also symbolise various things. There are many fine performances in this film -- Costner, Jones and, of course, Lancaster are possibly the best.

Madigan does a fine performance as well, and seems to have pretty good chemistry with Costner. Nothing really stands out in the visuals.

At the beginning, when "Ray" is visualizing the baseball field, it is very obvious that the field was added in during post-production, and looks quite fake.

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There is a really good visual at the very end of the movie which Jones' character refers to in a very well delivered monologue. The only real problem with this movie is that it's very, very slow.

Many of the scenes seem to lag considerably and just feel like the go on much longer than they should. There are no action scenes in this film, so don't expect any fast-paced scenes. Another problem with the film is character development. This is best seen with the character named "Mark," who is only there to try to get "Ray" to sell the farm. He seems that he is only interested in business more than family for 99.

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There are also other characters who just fill in the background of scenes or interact with the main character and not help advance the plot of the movie.

For a sports-themed movie, this is certainly a "chick flick. Luis G March 1, 2013 It starts out rather impossibly, but after it's over, you realize it can all work.

I particularly enjoyed how supportive the wife is.

The film that makes me cry: Field of Dreams

Rod E February 26, 2013 It's not a bad movie, I just hate when they try and make sports all philosophical and magical. But still the whole Costner playing with his dad works and hey there's Frank Whaley.

  1. As far as sappy movies go, this isn't the worst, but the fact that it's sappy as hell with a whole bunch of meaningless, paranormal garbage thrown in definitely makes it the most annoying.
  2. There are no action scenes in this film, so don't expect any fast-paced scenes. The movie obviously changes some things from the book as all movie adaptations of novels do but it certainly doesn't make things any better.
  3. Many reviews on this site state that this movie isn't really about baseball, but is instead about deeper things such as family, regret and what it means to live. What thoughts go into weighing the risks of certain choices?
  4. I will, however, point out that the filmmakers did a remarkable job of representing Kinsella's wife as she is portrayed in the book - that is, an insepid halfwit who stands by her husband's lunatic actions and is more effective as background colour in scenes than as a character. This is best seen with the character named "Mark," who is only there to try to get "Ray" to sell the farm.