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 (played by Madhur Mittal from “Slumdog Millionaire”) and Rinku (played by Suraj Sharma from “Life of Pi”), two 18-year-old boys 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.
My hubby and I plan to go see it this weekend! I love a true underdog story!!