TITLE: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
DIRECTOR: PENNY MARSHALL
WRITERS: LOWELL GANZ AND BABALOO MANDEL
THE BOTTOM LINE: A basebelle movie finds humor in a feminist footnote.
When his star catcher threatens to quit the team, complaining that the game is too hard, manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) snaps, "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great."
His words apply to movies as well as baseball. If the people responsible for A League of Their Own had tried just a little harder to avoid easy laughs and easy sentiment,...