You may or may not have seen the commercials, but there is a movie about the Boston Red Sox coming out (forget about Fever Pitch already!) that looks really good.
Here's the breakdown of the movie:
MICHAEL KEATON, ROBERT DOWNEY JR. STAR IN FILM SET AGAINST BACKDROP OF GAME
6 OF '86 WORLD SERIES
"Game 6" is a gritty, intense, articulate and witty tale of one man's
encounter with his demons, his passions and his infatuation with failure. It
is about playwright Nicky Rogan (Michael Keaton), a die-hard Red Sox fan who
has lived his entire life in New York City. The movie takes place on October
25, 1986, the day of the opening of Nicky 's new play on Broadway and that
historic sporting event, "Game 6" of the 1986 World series between the Red
Sox and the New York Mets.
From the outset of the fateful day, things begin to go wrong. His daughter
(Ari Graynor) informs him that his wife (Catherine O' Hara) wants a divorce.
His mistress (Bebe Neuwirth) tells him that his lead actor has a parasite in
his brain and can't remember his lines and an old acquaintance (Griffin
Dunne) regales him with recent tales of Steven Schwimmer (Robert Downey,
Jr.), the powerful critic so poisonous, so destructive, that the New York
theatre community lives in terror of him.
Though he won't admit it, Nicky is desperate for another success on Broadway
and impulsively decides to skip opening night of his play to watch his
beloved team. Maybe he can break his downward spiral if his "cursed" Red Sox
can finally win the World Series.
To watch the trailer, click Game6Film.com.
Sounds pretty interesting to me. Hopefully it will be in movie theaters around here.