Rated PG-13 · 109 minutes · 2014

In a film that feels more like a TV series than a theatrical release, Kevin Costner plays Sonny, general manager of the Cleveland Browns. It’s draft day, and Sonny has some big decisions to make after he trades away his future for the No. 1 pick, much to the dismay of his head coach (Denis Leary). This is all happening after Sonny finds out he’s having a baby with a member of his staff (Jennifer Garner), and shortly after the death of his dad. Directed by Ivan Reitman, who usually helms straight comedies, this is a more dramatic offering from the guy who gave us Ghostbusters. If there’s a big problem here, it is that we watch Sonny go through all of this stuff on draft day and never get to see the fruits of his labor. The film ends after the draft day is finished, and we never get to see the team play. I’m doubting there will be a Draft Day 2, so I’m thinking this would’ve worked better as an HBO series or something like that. Still, Costner is good in the role and Reitman has constructed something that is entertaining, while not altogether groundbreaking.
Official Site: www.draftdaythemovie.com
Director: Ivan Reitman
Producer: Ivan Reitman, Ali Bell, Joe Medjuck, Tom Pollock, Michael Beugg, Gigi Pritzker, William Lischak and Michael Nathanson
Cast: Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Frank Langella, Sam Elliott, Sean Combs, Terry Crews, Ellen Burstyn, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Pence, Rosanna Arquette, Arian Foster, Timothy Simons, Tom Welling, Brad Henke, Wallace Langham and Kevin Dunn


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The Coast Halifax Draft Day Could Costner still get it? You decide! by Tara Thorne 04/10/2014
North Coast Journal Role Models Bateman goes dark, Captain steps up by John J. Bennett 04/10/2014
NUVO Draft Day could've been a lot worse Pete Hammond from Movieline said it's "every bit as good as Bull Durham and Field of Dreams." Pete Hammond is either a quote whore or a chump. by Ed Johnson-Ott 04/11/2014
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Inlander Good Sport Kevin Costner is back in a milieu that showcases him best in Draft Day by Scott Renshaw 04/09/2014
Portland Mercury Feelings > Football Draft Day is goofy, football-y fun. by Alison Hallett 04/09/2014
North Coast Journal Touchdown Draft scores, Rio 2 fumbles by John J. Bennett 04/17/2014

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