A League of their Own
Directed by Penny Marshall. US. 1992. 10+. 128 minutes. Sony. Digital.
Sat., April 1, 2017
“A marvelously entertaining baseball comedy, A League of their Own is inspired by the real-life antics of the all-girls baseball league founded in 1943. Geena Davis and Lori Petty star as sisters who are discovered by ever-acerbic scout Jon Lovitz. Whisked off to Chicago, they join the Rockford Peaches under the watchful bloodshot eyes of the team’s over-the-hill, boozing manager (Tom Hanks, who gives one of his richest characterizations). As the sisters who’s sibling rivalry would make Joan Fontaine and Olivia deHavilland blush, Davis and Petty offer splendid performances. …Director Penny Marshall has a wonderful sense of comic timing, and she has crafted a sweet and funny Valentine of a film.” (TLA Film & Video Guide)