Review: Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game
Before we begin:
As you may (or may not be) aware, Why Generation is a music site. But last night I attended the Raindance Film Festival closing night to see Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game and enjoyed it so much I’m attempting to write a film review. Please be gentle.
To put it simply, Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game, is adorable, our favourite feel-good film to come out of 2022.
A true story, the film follows Roger Sharpe (played by Mike Faist), as he negotiates his love affair with pinball in a city where it’s illegal under gambling laws, and how that 35-year ban was overturned.
Meanwhile, Roger falls head over heels for the beautiful Ellen (played by Crystal Reed), a single mother to an 11-year-old son, and a heartwarming love story takes place.
Mike Faist, is a shining star as Roger Sharpe. Engaging, warming and talented, even with the handicap of a strip of hair glued to his top lip…
The first feature film written and directed by brothers, Austin and Meredith Bragg, Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game is an incredible debut. Fashionable, snappy and incredibly funny, it is a story of triumph.
It will inject life into the bleakest of days, reminding us there is love, there is passion and there are happy endings.
Read more about Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game here.
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