I didn't see this film in the theaters but did last night On Demand as it seems to be in the top 10 of most reviewers for 2011. I must say that I really enjoyed it.
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt in 2002 to put together an Oakland A's baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Brad Pitt plays Billy Bean and Jonah Hill (yeah him from Super Bad) plays the young genius Peter Brand who was the brains behind the computer generated analyses of all the players
I am not a big Brad Pitt fan but I can say that he played a very believable role. All in all the movie was enjoyable and worth seeing.
Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Art Howe. Robin Wright (Penn) plays Sharon, Beane's ex wife in a smaller role.
Definitely worth seeing but not in my top 5 this year