Some days, you lose. It has a unique take on some ideas like the dynamic between the veteran and the rookie or the mix between sex and sports. Some days, you win. Susan Sarandon gives her first great performance as Annie Savoy. My best friend and I had never seen the movie, but between Costner's out-of-context monologue about good Scotch and deep slow kisses, the use of Joe Cocker's "A Woman Loves a Man," the jaw-droppingly inexplicable shot of Tim Robbins at… Bull Durham is a three-character driven film about life, love, and baseball. And some days, it rains.--Baseball proverb “Bull Durham” is a baseball version of “Wall Street,” in which everybody’s takeover bid is for someone else’s heart. Kinda depends on which one I’ve watched most recently. Bull Durham is not the best movie about baseball, it does not excell in any particular area, but all the pieces put together make for a very entertaining ride.
In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry-loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). Some days, "Bull Durham." Bull Durham (1988) is a humorous and intelligent romantic sports comedy-drama about a mediocre Carolina minor leagues baseball team - the Durham Bulls, from first-time director Ron Shelton. In the first few years after Bull Durham’s release, Shelton considered where the characters would be, specifically whether Annie would follow Crash to his managing job in Visalia. It definitely has to be seen if you even remotely like the sport. The movie is being promoted as a romantic comedy, but Susan Sarandon has a great scene right at the outset where she corrects that notion. The trailer for Bull Durham, which I must have seen 1,000 times when the movie got a Special Edition DVD release, was particularly haunting. I forget her official position with the team, but she is picks one member of the Durham Bulls to seduce to make a better player.