This weeks movie is Field of Dreams starring the lovely Kevin Costner. Have you seen it? If you haven’t then I suggest that you do!
Field of Dreams is about a a family who lives on a farm in Iowa with his wife Annie and daughter Karin. He’s out in the cornfield when all of a sudden he hears, “If you build it, he will come.”
As intriguing as the above is, I was extremely skeptical about this movie. At first I thought it was about religion or aliens, which reminded me of Signs, a movie that I did not want to re-watch in the least, even in the loosest sense. Thank goodness it turned out being about baseball. When that was made obvious, I was way more open to the movie.
Ray Kinsella, whom Kevin Costner plays, interprets this voice to mean that he has to build a baseball diamond on his farm. If he does, a baseball player will show up. As the movie develops the clues are barely enough to predict how events will unfold, but around every corner is a pleasant surprise. James Earl Jones is one of those pleasant surprises. How his character connects to and is involved is very comical and moving, his deep voice amplifying that. The end of the movie will bring you to tears, so have some tissues ready.
Kevin Costner has been in a lot of baseball movies, all of which I have not seen, but this one by far takes the cake for being mysterious but with a purpose. I give this movie an 8/10 star rating.