2004 World Series: Red Sox and Cardinals

release year: 2004
genre: sports documentary
viewing setting: home DVD, 11/24/04

synopsis: This is a RedSox-heavy look at the 2004 Fall Classic, where the Sox made history and finally beat "the Curse."

impressions: As I said, this is slanted toward the Red Sox, and I think the DVD packaging makes no secret of this. The disc does a brief intro of Boston's past failures, then recaps the 2004 season, the Nomar trade, and the playoff run. The ALDS, ALCS, and World Series are each given equal time; in my opinion, the greatest part is the ALCS comeback against the Yankees. There's also bonus footage: the final out of each series.

something this movie has that no other movie has: New York Yankee (and spoiled millionaire) Alex Rodriguez' look of utter disbelief as the Red Sox advance past his team to the World Series

acting: n/a, but Denis Leary does a great job narrating

final word: Worth seeing for any baseball fan, must-have for any Red Sox fan.

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