Alex Frost, who looks a little like a young John Cusack, is decent enough in the lead role. His obliviousness to his lack of baseball skills is contradictory.Does he really believe he's good, which would make him deluded, or is he aware that he's not, which makes him a liar?Unfortunately, the similarities to that earlier film just reminded me of how much better it was than this one.This isn't a horrible film by any means, but apart from Zahn's performance it doesn't stand out in any real way.This movie is definitely better if you are a baseball aficionado.While not a diehard enough fan of the game to recognize Darwin Barney, I do enjoy baseball and baseball movies, of which there have been many classic examples. It has good intentions, but I was never caught up in the story and unlike Eric, didn't really find Calvin, or anyone else in the film for that matter, to be all that likable.As in that film, the hero of the film dates a girl out of his league who seems destined for greater things.In both films the female lead is dealing with parental issues and both end with her going off to college.
He responds with baseball metaphors, “Step up to the plate. Tori has personal issues to deal with and is not interested in a serious relationship. Calvin’s favorite player is Honus Wagner, who played baseball from 1897 to 1917. does not have a traditional happy Hollywood ending.
The film never really addresses this issue and it never feels resolved.
It is Zahn as Coach Little who presents the most interesting character and who delivers the most professional performance.
The original Easterhouse mosaic (1983-2004) was a celebrated community artwork and an important part of East Glasgow’s cultural heritage, lost when it was taken down in 2004.
In 2012, we asked Glasgow based artist, Alex Frost to use the mosaic as a starting point for his first permanent public artwork.