Synopsis: An NFL team manager has to decide who he is going to pick in the NFL Draft in order for his team to make a difference next season. Sonny Weaver Jnr has to balance the books, please the fans and the coach as well as his own personal goals. This will be one hell of a day.
Main Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Frank Langella, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Pence, Terry Crews, Tom Welling
The Hype: This was released just before the actual NFL Draft. Probably in an attempt to gain some more box office monies from bored Football fans during the summer months. It worked pretty well too, taking 3 times its meagre budget.
What I Thought: I love this kind of movie. It’s a similar type of film to Moneyball or Trouble With The Curve in its ideas and eventually its payoff, and although not a film worthy of Oscar recognition, it serves its purpose and fulfills the watcher satisfactorily. I enjoyed it and was pleased that it took you in a direction that you wanted it to go. Predictable, but sometimes that’s ok as you get what you pay for. I recommend Draft Day to sports fans, but anyone who like Moneyball will probably get a kick out of this one. Kevin Costner makes another welcome return to the screen and seems to be on a bit of a roll at the moment with a few films out this year and this performance does him no harm whatsoever.