Field of Dreams

• TOP NOTCH (my top choices)
• HONORABLE MENTION (well worth watching)
• YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER (I like them but you might not)
• CLASSICS (Great movies up through the 1960s - many don't have any rating)

Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta    

Summary - An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago White Sox come.

Cautions -Minor language

Commentary - If you are a baseball fan, I don't need to talk you into seeing this movie. If you are not a baseball fan, fear not - this in not really a baseball movie. The sport is used as a staging ground and analogy for the fundamental human need for bonding, forgiveness, love, and dreams. The quintessential metaphorical film, Field of Dreams takes abstract concepts and molds them into a tangible reality where dreams come true and, more importantly, old wounds are healed.

Magical, meaningful, and entertaining, Field of Dreams holds up like few other films, its messages on the importance of faith, forgiveness, destiny, and love both timeless and rich, messages that know not the boundaries of time or place. Nominated for three Oscars, including Best Picture, and supported by a dazzling soundtrack and fine acting, Field of Dreams is a film to treasure for a lifetime.


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