Full Count (2019)

We are always on the lookout for the latest baseball movie release. Full Count came out in 2019 and immediately went on our watchlist. Sadly it took almost a year to watch this movie, which turned out to be phenomenal. 

It has been a full day since the movie ended, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. Full Count is genuinely inspiring and can bring people to tears. 

The best aspect of the movie is the element of the unknown. There are a lot of moving parts to three significant storylines. Milton Young (John Paul Kakos) was a professional baseball prospect. His career and life are put on hold after a car accident leads to vehicular manslaughter charges and a damaged pitching arm. If that wasn’t enough, his father gets ill, and they are on the verge of losing their farm. 

Although this film seems to drag along and not much action actually happens, it is a compelling drama. I wondered how things would turn out, and when we get the major reveal that leads to the finale, I was utterly shocked. I had a feeling who the bad guy was behind it all, I just couldn’t believe how it all went down. 

Milton was a hotshot baseball prospect, and the game is featured heavily in the beginning, only to fade as the story turns. We exchange one patch of grass for a whole field of it. The inclusion of a mysterious character named David (Adam Boyer) may have been considered over the top by some, but I understood and appreciated what he brought to the story. We all have guardian angels, we just don’t always get to meet them. 

Full Count won’t be for everyone. For those who can look past the supernatural elements and appreciate a good story about having faith in yourself and your family, then this will be right up your alley. 8/10

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