For me, it's about young, nearly naked Tim Robbins.
And it's damn funny. I like it because it's a character study disguised as a baseball movie.
I suspect my boss' boss likes it because it's a baseball movie. Whether he has an opinion on nearly naked Nuke? That's none of my business.
Anyway, there's a Kevin Costner monologue in the movie where he tells Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins what he believes:
Kevin Costner has often said he hates his delivery of this speech, but frankly, it's a highlight in a movie full of great stuff.
Anyway, I here are some things I believe:
I believe that kid-sized grocery carts and the ones with giant fake cars attached to them are irritating and should be burned in a large bonfire.
I believe that you should turn your damn headlights on when it's raining, and that you should be smart and considerate enough that I shouldn't have to remind you.
I believe that Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies are the best, and Oatmeal Raisin are evil, and that ones where you can't tell the difference until you've committed are diabolical.
I believe that dogs are typically good judges of character, but even the best dog blows it from time to time.
I believe that the ability to write and mail a handwritten note is a dying art, and it needs to be revived. But, I also think that if you need to write a long letter, typed and mailed is acceptable.
I believe that pantyhose should only be worn for weddings, funerals, interviews, and possibly Halloween.
I believe that soup is the perfect food for when you are sad, as it helps you replenish tears.
I believe that pedicures are worth the expense.
I believe that you should never pay full retail at a department store, unless what you want is so perfect that you would be destroyed if you missed out on it. Trust me, I worked at a department store - nothing stays full price for more than 2 weeks.
I believe that Mallomars are worth every penny, and that their generic knock-offs are a complete waste of space in the cookie aisle.
To that end, I believe that Pepperidge Farm Milanos are over rated and they've made way too many flavors. The superior cookie is the Brussels.
I believe that hockey is the perfect sport because your beer never gets hot.
I believe that men and women can both be funny. See: John Mulaney and Nastasha Leggero, for example. Men and women can also be unfunny: See: Rob Schneider and Paula Poundstone as examples.
I believe that there will come a time that people are so conversation phobic that nearly 99% of all communication will be text based.
I believe that it would be better not to eat meat, but it's just delicious. And vegan? F that. I don't want to live in a world without cheese.
I believe that in a country as fat and wealthy as the US, it is unconscionable that anyone goes to bed hungry (unless they're "doing a cleanse", in which case, fuck them).
I believe it's fine if you want to hawk Advocare or Rodan & Fields or Pampered Chef, but it's also fine if you don't post incessantly about it on Facebook.
I believe that parallel parking is a pain in the ass, but if you need to learn how to do it, you will.
I believe that no woman wants a shirt with pockets over the breasts.
I believe that there is more good in the world than bad. We just need to be open to it.