Over the course of a year, many different kinds of films are released, from big budget blockbuster fare, to animated adventures, to science fiction explorations, all the way down to adult geared award bait. But then, every once in a while comes a film that really doesn’t fit any of those, but also a film that is actually enjoyable for just that reason. That is exactly what ‘Draft Day’ is.
Set solely on the day of the National Football League Draft’s First Round, ‘Draft Day’ takes a dramatized view of inner workings of some NFL’s front offices. Starring Kevin Costner as the General Manager of the Cleveland Browns, this film recaptures some of the glory of one of the 80’s best comedy’s in taking a look at a futile Cleveland sports team.
The big thing to take from this film, especially if you are a fan of the NFL, and to be honest, if you aren’t you probably aren’t seeing this film either, is just how much stock is put into the top overall pick of the draft and also just how important it is in today’s NFL to have a franchise caliber quarterback.
Other than that, ‘Draft Day is serviceable, and if you believe in fairy tales, the ending will probably tug at your heart strings a little, but other than that, this is a drama that hides itself poorly and will not be competitive in the history of sports dramas.
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