A sports agent stages an unconventional recruitment strategy to get talented Indian cricket players to play Major League Baseball.
In 2008, J. B. Bernstein is a sports agent who finds his business being seriously outplayed by his deep-pocketed competitors. Inspired by reality shows and Indian cricket games on TV, Bernstein gets the bold idea of finding cricket players in India and training them to become pro baseball players in America. After a long search, Bernstein finds two talented, but non-cricket playing, youths, Rinku Singh and Dinesh Patel. Together, Berthstein takes his prospects to Los Angeles where they find mastering a new sport in a foreign land a daunting challenge. As these boys struggle amid an alien culture, Bernstein must find a way to make their dream come true. In doing, Bernstein finds a deeper humanity to his work with growing friendships he never expected to have.
|nudity||2/10 It's a PG rated Disney movie, but some sexual stuff not for kids. A man and woman kiss twice. A morning scene features JB wearing only knee length shorts and we see his bare chest; he kisses his clothed girlfriend on the cheek and says he will shower. Also, there is sleeping around, including 1-night stands. A morning scene shows JB walking out of a woman's house implying that they slept (or more) together. A woman is surprised sitting on a toilet by one of the Indian youths. Actually very innocent.|
|violence||2/10 JB, parked in his car, becomes angry and shakes the steering wheel while growling. A thrown baseball hits JB in the arm and he bends over, grunting in pain. Several scenes feature baseball tryouts where flying baseballs make loud impact with catcher's mitts and batting cage equipment; many baseballs hit the surrounding netting, coming close to but missing several recruiters standing there. Rinku sits on a patient's table in an ER cubicle with a white bandage on his finger and we hear that he received two stitches in the finger after cutting it with a kitchen knife while cooking; the man and a woman argue about the injury and when the finger is unwrapped the next day we see a little dried blood. JB and his business partner have a few loud arguments. Rinku, Dinesh, and Amat go with JB to his apartment, where JB yells loudly at them a few times over a number of weeks, because they do not understand American culture and baseball. A man argues loudly with a baseball coach in several scenes.|
|profanity||2/10 "Hell" is used a few times and improper use of the Lord's name when the characters say "Oh my God." The word "Crap" is used in the movie.|
|alcohol||2/10 There is alcohol served at a party. Also a man drinks beer in the movie.|
|frightening||1/10 JB yells at Brenda in two scenes. 11/50 9+|