Flick Chick here once again in the pursuit of truth, justice and keeping you from spending your hard earned money on movies that suck! Over the weekend Ma and I grabbed football pads and rushed yards into the Bangor Mall Cinemas to see ‘Draft Day’.

This movie runs just under 2 hours, is considered a sports drama and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references. This film stars Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner and Ellen Burstyn


During the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver, stepping onto the shoes of his late father, has the opportunity to rebuild the Cleveland Browns football team into the team that he has always dreamed of making. But in order to do this he must go against the head coach and owner to choose the players his gut tells him will make a Superbowl worthy contender.  Millions at stake, let the chess game begin, one day, on the clock and who will end with the best hand of players. Not to mention whose young life will he changed forever by granting his NFL dream.


I must start today recognizing that I am not, nor will ever be a football aficionado. I had no idea of the pageantry and posturing that goes into the NFL draft day. However, to their credit this movie gives you enough character development and interpersonal activity that you grow to care and root for them, crucial to keeping my attention. The camera work was also very cutting edge.  I didn’t think you could do a split screen effect and make it more interesting but the cinematography really adds to this film. I’m glad it was only 2 hours and although not action packed it moves along nicely. On a “not sports person” scale of 1-10, I’d give ‘Draft Day’ an 8.

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