A League of Their Own (1992)
August 4, 2015 7:46 AM - Subscribe

Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed amidst their own growing rivalry.

Come for: a Bechdel-approved ensemble cast.
Stay for: the crying (lack of).
posted by phunniemee (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
I miss Geena Davis.
posted by Chrysostom at 9:46 AM on August 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


At the risk of objectifying Ms. Davis and downplaying her fantastic performance, the last time I watched this movie, I found her implausibly beautiful, to the point of total distraction. Does she really walk the earth? Is she really the same species as me and Joe Biden and everyone else?

And this is to say nothing of her enormous talent, intelligence, and athletic ability. In fact, I question her very existence. Would it be controversial to posit that Geena Davis is a myth?
posted by incomple at 11:03 AM on August 4, 2015 [4 favorites]


I have been in the presence of Geena Davis in real life, sitting next to her in a Los Angeles movie theater in the '90s. She is more everything in person.
posted by Etrigan at 11:05 AM on August 4, 2015 [7 favorites]


I love this movie to death and I just CAN'T with it because it makes me cry every time, dammit, I have to be in a particular okay to cry mood to watch it because it's the one movie that's never not made me bawl.
posted by angeline at 11:55 AM on August 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


Me too. I can usually hold it together until Helen helps Shirley Baker read the roster, and then it's ugly crying for the next two hours.
posted by donajo at 2:41 PM on August 4, 2015 [4 favorites]


Most baseball movies are dude weepies. A League of Their Own is a dude weepy with a female cast. A+ would bawl again.
posted by phunniemee at 3:02 PM on August 4, 2015 [2 favorites]


One of the things I love about my husband is that this is one of his alltime favorite movies.
posted by gatorae at 9:17 PM on August 4, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was watching this on TV at home at some point in the 90s...My mom, who hadn't seen the movie before, walked into the room right at the part at the end when older Dottie and older Kit reunite at the induction ceremony. Mom was already choking up...She asked me, "They're sisters?" I said yes, and she kind of lost it and had to leave the room.

I guess she was lucky she missed the Betty Spaghetti scene in the locker room earlier.
posted by doctornecessiter at 5:52 AM on August 5, 2015 [3 favorites]


I saw this in the cheap theatres with my brother. It was an amazing movie, and we have both owned DVD copies of it ever since.

Also, why are all these people talking about crying?
THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL!!!
posted by hal_c_on at 10:30 PM on October 10, 2015


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