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TolunaTeam

  3 months ago

June Movie Results are in - share your review!
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Hello Influencers!

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The movie up for review this month is……A League Of Their Own!

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*Note- in order to get the points you must submit your review by Tuesday, June 4th.
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influencer

  2 months ago
Along with such popular flicks as Angels in the Outfield, Field of Dreams, and Rookie of the Year, A League of Their Own hit the movie scene as part of the feverish baseball movie craze of the 1990s. But unlike the other popular baseball films of the time, a League of Their Own is set during World War II, at a time when baseball franchises were trying to keep teams going by supplementing them with female players while the men were fighting over seas. Powerhouse acting duo Rosie o’Donnell and Geena Davis are, of course, two of the standout stars of this iconic movie, but another big part of what helps this movie to be (and remain) an anthem for female empowerment is the fact that it also happened to be directed by a woman: the incomparable director Penny Marshall. This witty, poignant and hilarious movie uses humor as a tool to shed light on the darker topic of micro-aggressions against women, especially those aggressions against women who take on non-traditional gender roles and interests, such as the usually male-dominated realm of baseball. I truly believe that this film is timeless and remains relevant even 20 years after its debut in 1992.
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lana572

  2 months ago
A league of their own was a wonderful movie, loosely biographic about how baseball for women was started and how it came about during the war. The perspectives of the different women and their backgrounds kept me captivated the entire time. I was able to personally connect with all of the characters as I watched them struggle to survive in an era that didn’t accept them for trying to play a sport that is considered a mans game. The cast did an awesome of job of making me laugh, cry and root for them as I was given a glimpse of the heartache and joys of their lives. The movie showed how hard it was for a young woman during wartime and was successful at showing the very personal experiences that made me feel attached the entire time. Bringing the women together in real time at the end and showing us where their lives had gone after the war was a fantastic ending to a classic movie that can move me to tears of joy and sadness every time I watch it! Of course no review would be complete without a huge thumbs up to the men in the movie, Tom Hanks was absolutely hilarious to watch and his portrayal of a struggling alcoholic just made me want him to know him better. A must see movie for all ages! Great job Penny Marshall a true classic that will always be a favorite.
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vklucy05

  2 months ago
A League of Their Own has special meaning to me as it truly relates to my Mom. I had the privilege and honor to take my Mom and my Godmother, my Mom’s lifelong friend, to see this movie back in 1992. I watched them emotionally experience the movie as my Mom’s life unfolded. The similarities of the red headed Genna Davis was right on target. My Mom was a red headed all-round athlete which included many 300 point rolled bowling balls and four documented holes-in-one golf games, but her love was Baseball. In the 1940’s The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was recruiting female potential team players as the baseball fields sat dormant due to male players being drafted for military service in World War ll. The recruiters observed my Mom while she was playing shortstop for a local women’s amateur team. She was one of 250 to try out for the Chicago Blue Sox and 60 would be chosen. She made it - she would be the Short Stop for the team. Her love and dream of life was about to come true.
She was engaged to my Father at the time and had a tough decision over the love of my Father or the love of Baseball. My Father won out. After 50 years of marriage, she never regretted that decision. She continued on excelling in all sports and taught thousands of children including her three, sportsmanship, rules, and competition. At the age of 92 while residing in a Senior Care facility, they did an article on several residents with special life stories of courage, hope, and inspiration. My Mom was selected and her title was “A League of Her Own , The All-Around Athlete “.
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S2297862

  2 months ago
I love the movie “A League of Their Own” as I love baseball, Tom Hanks, as well as the message of teamwork and female empowerment. The setting was WWII in the 1940s. Because of the war, talent of young male athletes in the country was mostly gone, and a professional all-female baseball league rose in the Midwest. Two talented sisters Kit and Dottie were the stars of the show, who joined many others, as well as with their often drunken coach, and rose to fame. Tom Hanks played the grumpy coach, who was often seen drunk in the movie, that helped to inspire the talented women learned teamwork together. The other special thing about this movie is that it smashed many of the stereotypes around gender, especially in that setting. It smashed about women playing baseball rather than say references in the movie, better at sex or other references. There were some profane languages sporadically sprinkled in the movie, but overall not bad. I think it’s suitable for teenagers to see in addition to adults.
It’s a great movie that combines love for the sports of baseball with female empowerment. It demonstrated that women could not only be helpful at home, but some also possessed the talent to excel at professional sports. It showed rivalry among sisters which changed as they and their teammates fought for a common purpose. The movie was an inspiration for me of heroines that were made in their time and inspired generations ever after.
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DFJS1117

  2 months ago
A league of their own is an amazingly acted piece of cinematic gold. Dottie and Kit Henson are dairy farmers living in the Midwest in the US during WW2. The men are at war and the sisters are recruited to play women's baseball. The owner of Harvey Bars is trying to make a profit while the male baseball players are in combat.
After going back and forth and convincing her sister Dottie to go try out for the All American League, her sister Kit will also be allowed to tryout, only because her sister is more desirable.
The girls kick butt at the tryout and spend months on the road, playing ball, bonding, learning and loving the other women they've met playing baseball.
Their are many great scenes, lessons and actors in this movie. I highly recommend watching it, whether it's your first time or umpteenth like mine, you're sure to enjoy it!
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Theodore9999

  2 months ago
This movie is very loosely based on the female baseball leagues that existed in some parts of the country in the 1940's and 1950's. The manager, an alcoholic ex-big leaguer named Jimmy Doogan who hit lots of home runs in the majors was played by Tom Hanks, and is probably based on slugger Jimmie Foxx who played in the 1930's. The movie is very good at exploring the reversal of gender based roles and has a big-named cast to aid the box office appeal to draw in the ticket sales. The comic relief is mostly supplied by Rosie O'Donnell and also has a part made for pop stat Madonna in a supporting role. The film has some good moments sprinkled througout but ends on a rather maudlin note that gets too weepy at the end when the players re-unite at a hall-of-fame type ceremony at the end honoring the all-girls leagues. Over all I give it a 3 out of 4 effort for now. Could have been a little shorter in length as well. Genna Davis arguably gave the most impressive performance of all of the actresses in the movie.The movie was directed by the late Penny Marshall is considered one of her finest works as a director.
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AC10

  2 months ago
I loved watching the League Of Their Own when I was younger, it made me feel a little more prouder to be a woman, and have so much more then the women before me. We have come along way, but we as women in our society, still have a long way to go to be treated equally as men. This movie made that very clear to me at the time as a young girl.
The League Of Their Own is base on real-life events of the 1940’s All-American Girls Baseball team. It has a cast full of great actors. One being Madonna, who I thought was actually pretty good in this movie. Wonder what happened after, she just couldn’t get a break in acting!
I found this movie to be a roller coaster of emotions. There were extremely funny moments thanks to Rosie O’Donnell’s character Doris Murphy, Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan & Madonna’s character Mae Mordabito as well. There are also more serious, touching moments, like at the end of the movie where they show Geena Davis’ character Dottie Hinson as an old woman looking back on the success of their team. Over all I really loved this movie! So much so that I have watched it couple times as I’ve gotten older. This movie can teach you so much about team work and to never give up on your dreams, even though, they may seem to good to be true.
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AC10

  2 months ago
I loved watching the League Of Their Own when I was younger, it made me feel a little more prouder to be a woman, and have so much more then the women before me. We have come along way, but we as women in our society, still have a long way to go to be treated equally as men. This movie made that very clear to me at the time as a young girl.
The League Of Their Own is base on real-life events of the 1940’s All-American Girls Baseball team. It has a cast full of great actors. One being Madonna, who I thought was actually pretty good in this movie. Wonder what happened after, she just couldn’t get a break in acting!
I found this movie to be a roller coaster of emotions. There were extremely funny moments thanks to Rosie O’Donnell’s character Doris Murphy, Tom Hanks’ character Jimmy Dugan & Madonna’s character Mae Mordabito as well. There are also more serious, touching moments, like at the end of the movie where they show Geena Davis’ character Dottie Hinson as an old woman looking back on the success of their team. Over all I really loved this movie! So much so that I have watched it couple times as I’ve gotten older. This movie can teach you so much about team work and to never give up on your dreams, even though, they may seem to good to be true.
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dutchesscarr

  3 months ago
Geena Davis stars as Dottie, a dairy worker recruited by a caustic baseball scout (Jon Lovitz is pure joy in too brief a role) who wants players to be lookers. Dottie agrees to try out for the Rockford Peaches if he’ll bring along her jealous sister, Kit (Lori Petty). A slugger dubbed All-the-Way-Mae also makes the team; Madonna plays her with scrappy wit, especially in tandem with Rosie O’Donnell as another player fond of ball jokes.
At first the girls are shaken by the jeering, leering male fans and by Jimmy Dugan, their boozing manager. But since Tom Hanks plays Dugan, you know there’s a softie under the stubble. Dugan’s hands-off flirtation with the married Dottie and his grudging respect for the team redeem him. Despite reports that the actresses trained hard for the baseball scenes, none should quit their day jobs. Still, their spirit enlivens the tired plot.
At her best, Marshall captures the camaraderie of these women in ways that rip the film out of its roots. Davis, who is terrific, subtly shows us the conflicting emotions of a Forties woman torn between ambition and duty, without patronizing Dottie or her choices. In these moments it seems fair to stop razzing League and let rip with a “Go, Peaches!”
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rpwallace

  3 months ago
This was a perfect movie to come out at the time it did. It showed how women can conquer fear, intimadtion and sexism and still be women! This movie has spirit, hilarity, emotion and strength. Women and men alike can relate to every aspect of it. Perhaps that's why it is a classic!
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