Sometimes you just need a good feel-good sports movie to unwind to. That’s just what Disney’s Million Dollar Arm is. This intercultural baseball film is now available to own on Blu-ray, digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD, and On-Demand! Not familiar with the storyline? No problem. Read on!
Disney’s Million Dollar Arm Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy
Based on a true story, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) finds that business has changed and things aren’t going well for his career. In a last ditch effort to save his livelihood he concocts a scheme to find baseball’s next great pitching ace. Hoping to find a young cricket pitcher he can turn into a major league baseball star, JB travels to India to produce a reality show competition called “The Million Dollar Arm.” With the help of cantankerous but eagle-eyed retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint (Alan Arkin), he discovers Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), two young men who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a fastball. Hoping to sign them to major league contracts and make a quick buck, JB brings the boys home to America to train. While the Americans are definitely out of their element in India — the boys, who have never left their rural villages — are equally challenged when they come to the States. As the boys learn the finer points of baseball — JB, with the help of his charming friend Brenda (Lake Bell) — learns valuable life lessons about teamwork, commitment and what it means to be a family.
We didn’t get to see Million Dollar Arm while it was in theaters but I was really looking forward to it. The story was intriguing and each character was pretty well developed (except Brenda) and I loved the rich landscapes and busy atmosphere portrayed during scenes in India. The story moved a little slow and didn’t stick with you after the credits. Million Dollar Arm is a light-hearted movie that encourages viewers to step back and figure out what’s really important.
Bonus features include:
- Making-of Featurettes
Training Camp – Actors Suraj Sharma and Madhur Mittal faced the same daunting challenge that their characters Rinku and Dinesh did—learning how to pitch a baseball.
Their Story – The real JB Bernstein, Rinku and Dinesh explore the legacy of the Million Dollar Arm contest and its impact on the lives and aspirations of children in India…and their own lives as well.
- Million Dollar Music by A.R. Rahman – The Oscar-winning composer (Best Original Score, “Slumdog Millionaire,” 2008) talks about creating music that encompasses two worlds—India and the U.S.
- Alternate Ending
- Deleted Scenes: JB’s Problem, Sold, I’d Take Ten Dollars
- And more!
Get all the latest on Disney’s Million Dollar Arm at:
- Facebook: facebook.com/milliondollararm
- Twitter: @DisneyPictures
- Official Site: disney.com/million-dollar-arm