Thanks to Glam Media, I was able to attend a screening of the movie "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. How fun!
I'm so not a sports person, but I AM such a Brad lover that I was all for it. They held it at the Kerasotes Showplace Icon theater in downtown Chicago, which is a cool theater that has a snazzy lounge upstairs where you can order cocktails and food that can be eaten in the movie theater. BFF Ashley went with cheeseburger sliders and I had the Ribeye Panini and housemade chips. Sadly, no photos as it was dark in the theater once we got the food.
We then went into the movie and got comfy with our delectable cuisine. I didn't really know how the movie would be as neither of us felt that the previews really peaked our interest. Shockingly, we both REALLY liked the movie! There were parts that made the whole theater laugh, some good one liners, great acting with the right mix of chemistry between the actors. I knew absolutely NOTHING about the baseball phenom that happened with the Oakland A's at the time of the movie, so I was on the edge of my seat and wondering what would happen and if they'd go all of the way. Yay for my ignorance! LOL
Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) and Peter Brandt (Jonah Hill) set to revamp the Oakland A's roster and baseball in general with their idea to use players based on statistics and math instead of looks, swing, and some other stuff (real technical, I know). They build up who they think is a dream team (that everyone else thinks is full of complete losers) and set out to prove that you can have a winning baseball team with highly unlikely but perfectly smart picks. Whether or not they accomplish that goal is laid out in the movie, so go see it!
After the movie, we were shocked when they announced that Jonah was actually at the theater! What a great surprise, he's really funny and my god, has lost a whole person in weight! Unrecognizable lol, so weird to see him big in the movie then this skinny man came out and was the new Jonah. I need to get on his workout plan!
People asked him questions about the movie and chatted with us all about how it was to work with Brad ("Fucking amazing, he's such a cool, honest, normal human being") and his upcoming projects (a new animated series on Fox and a movie called The Sitter) along with how his writing process goes. He had us cracking up, even if he was a bit self deprecating! Media people seem so insecure, but I liked him :) It was a great night and thank you Glam Media for setting it up for me!