Brad Pitt plays the beleaguered general manager of the Oakland A's who, with the help of Jonah Hill's nerdy computer analyst, breaks all the rules of baseball. How? They recruits a winning team based on simple statistics, rather than high-paid heavy hitters. It sounds like it's aimed only at diehard sports fans, but screenwriters Steven Zaillian (Schindler's List) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) craft a smart, scrappy, unexpectedly compelling dramedy that—like the people who inspired it—bucks convention. 133 minutes PG-13.