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-#8216;Draft Day-#8217; plays like a late-round pick (w/video)

  • This image released by Summit Entertainment shows Kevin Costner, center, and Jennifer Garner, right, in a scene from "Draft Day." (AP Photo/Summit Entertainment, Dale Robinette)

Sports talk radio covers this sort of "How much does he want to play?" stuff from a speculative point of view. "Draft Day" sets out to show how a Johnny Manziel or Jadeveon Clowney's stock rises and falls in the hours leading up to their big payday.

"You only get drafted once," Sonny tells his prospects. Better enjoy it.

'Draft Day'

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Sonny gathers intel from his staff and steels himself to make a decision he knows the owner will not like. Then more gossip comes in, and he's on the fence, which gets the coach all worked up. Everybody is playing the angles against everybody else.

What doesn't work is the added melodrama in all this. Sonny's dad used to be the Browns' coach. His dad just died. His mom (Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn) won't get off his back.

And his not-that-secret inter-office romance (Jennifer Garner) just gave him some news.


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