Saturday, April 11, 2009

Field of Dreams (1989) [PG] *****

Field of Dreams is the classic baseball-themed romantic fantasy, and the second in Kevin Costner's trilogy, following Bull Durham and preceding For Love of the Game.

Field of Dreams is a story of rebellion and reconciliation, of a young man and his father finding a way back together again. How many of us, growing up, said things to our fathers, hurtful things born out of childhood frustration with parental authority against which we rebelled? How many of us left home, angrily slamming the door behind us, vowing never to return? And how many of us grew into adulthood wishing we could find a way to take back the things we said, to reconcile with our fathers while they were still alive? And how many of us never got the chance?

Field of Dreams is a wonderful film about one of life's ultimate dreams, a dream as powerful as the dream to being able to fly or to move mountains. 

Labels: baseball, drama, family, fantasy, space-time
Internet Movie Database
Metacritic 57/100
RottenTomatoes Averages (critics=79, viewers=68)

Field of Dreams Movie Site

You know, we just don't recognize the most significant moments of our lives while they're happening. Back then I thought, well, there'll be other days. I didn't realize that that was the only day.
Dr. Archibald Moonlight Graham