Draft Day (2014)
Simply put, 'Draft Day' is nothing more than a propaganda film for the National Football League. Along with the rise in popularity of NFL, the draft itself has taken on a life of its own. Even popular enough to have a mainstream movie made about it starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.
In the film, Kevin Costner plays Sonny, the GM of struggling Cleveland Browns. He faces pressure from attention seeking owner and an angry fan base to turn the franchise around as quickly as possible. His best chance to save his job and his beloved Browns is to hit big in the upcoming draft. The movie focuses on the days surrounding the draft and the tough choices the GM is faced with.
'Draft Day' mocks the intelligence of any competent sports fan. You can say 'Draft Day' is loosely based on the NFL draft because the transactions that takes place in this movie just are not possible. This film is geared towards casual fans who have no idea how the NFL works, but the trouble is that no causal fan would want to see about movie about the NFL draft. Which confuses the hell out me, because 'Draft Day' manages to alienate both of its target audience at the same time. If you want to get a real look into how the NFL draft really works, I would recommend '30 for 30: Elway to Marino'.
Rotten Tomatoes- Critic- 61%, Audience- 66%
Yong's rating- 1.5/5 stars