Ivan Reitmanís Draft Day is a diluted mix of Jerry Maguire and Moneyball that lacks the emotional pull of the former and the intelligence of the latter. While it may not measure up to its two most obvious influences, it goes down smooth, even though it ends up feeling like little more than a feature-length advertisement for the NFL.
The movie stars Kevin Costner as Sonny Weaver Jr., the general manager of the struggling Cleveland Browns. With half a day to go until the beginning of the draft, he gets a trade offer from the Seattle Seahawks. The Browns can have the first pick this time around in exchange ...