Review: Million Dollar Arm


As a young student in St. Louis, Missouri, The St. Louis Cardinals sponsored a promotion every year that gave any student who got "Straight A's" a season pass to their home games. Needless to say, I made it my business to get Straight A's as a midwestern girl who adores baseball!! So, when I saw that fellow St. Louis homeboy Jon Hamm was starring in a baseball flick you know I had to be their on opening day. "Million Dollar Arm" is a true story about how two young Indian boys were recruited and trained in record time in order to prepare them for a tryout with a Major League Baseball team in America.

The true life subjects Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh went on to be signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates and made history by being the first from India to play Major League Baseball. It was heartwarming to follow their journey onscreen and I found myself getting caught up in their despair even though I knew what the ultimate outcome would be.

I loved this film for a variety of reasons, but mostly because it shows young people that with hard work, dedication and support ANYONE can make the impossible...possible. It was great to see several film goers with their kids at the screening that I attended and they seemed to be just as inspired as I was. Million Dollar Arm surely doesn't disappoint!! Take the fam and have a great outing before checking out your local baseball team's home game!20140521-000311-191374.jpg20140521-000344-224513.jpg

Carla Renata

Hey My Fellow Movie Lovers...

A Bison, Virgo, devoted daughter, yoga and spinning enthusiasts, graduate of  the "mecca" - Howard University's School of Communications, former publicist, actress, branding influencer and "doggie mom" to an adorably smart-energetic maltese are just a few of the characteristics that make up the essence of me -- Carla Renata.

Formerly of, where I Co-Hosted "On Air With Tony Sweet", this Fall, I will be hosting a new show for Black Hollywood Live owned by E! Correspondent Maria Menounos  and am a freelance contributor for NPR's Weekend All Things Considered.

I absolutely adore talking about all things cinema and it is my sincere hope that although not every opinion I have will or will not be embraced, know that I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to share!  Enjoy and see you on the red carpet!!!