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'Million Dollar Arm' tosses out a nice softball
'Million Dollar Arm' tosses out a nice softball

You can see the stuff "Million Dollar Arm" throws at you from miles away, but that doesn't stop this baseball movie from being genially enjoyable. An example of the pleasant things that can happen when a better class of people work on Disney family films, it makes touching all the bases feel like fun. Based on a true story so improbable you might not believe it at all except for the reality footage shown at the end, "Million Dollar Arm" is built around the charismatic presence of Jon Hamm, "Mad Men's" Don Draper, but its off-screen strengths include two people who are not household words, screenwriter Tom McCarthy and director Craig Gillespie. ...

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