Monday, May 11, 2015

Draft Day

As the experts and fans buzz with excitement on the morning of the NFL draft, the GM of the Cleveland Browns (Kevin Costner), having just weathered another losing season, must decide what to do with his #7 pick while contending with a pregnant assistant (Jennifer Garner), an impatient owner (Frank Langella) fed up with the starting quarterback, a fiery head coach unwilling to train a rookie QB, the death of his father, a hometown legend who he’d previously fired, and a tremulous trade that offers the number one pick but threatens to sink the franchise. Ivan Reitman’s Draft Day is uninspired, painfully unfunny, and preposterous in its resolution with Costner the only glimmer of light in an otherwise dismal production.
** out of ****