How to Watch ‘Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game’?: “Sometimes you get the pinball machine, and sometimes the pinball machine gets you.” This quote best describes the feeling after watching the 2023 comedy-drama Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game. Written and directed by Austin and Meredith Bragg, the film follows the life of Roger Sharpes a job-seeking young man in the ‘70s New York who finds that his favorite pastime is illegal there.
The movie follows two versions of Roger, the older one being portrayed by Dennis Boutsikaris (“Better Call Saul”), and Mike Faist plays the younger one. The older self is seen narrating the events under the pretense of giving an on-camera interview. Mike Faist is popularly known for his role as an aggrieved gang member in Steven Spielberg’s 2021 movie “West Side Story.”
The young Roger’s life is shown gradually progressing to lead to the final moment where he plays pinball in the courtroom to overturn the 35-year-old ban on pinball machines in New York. He falls in love, gets a job, etc. The movie does a good job of providing essence to the mindset of the people in that period while letting the viewer feel the joy of wallowing in others’ accomplishments.
With an 89% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this film promises a good experience of cinema with a very amiable tone.
‘Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game’ Cast:
The film stars Dennis Boutsikaris as Old Roger, Mike Faist as young Roger, and Crystal Reed as Ellen in lead roles.
Also starring are Christopher Convery, Conner Ratliff, Mike Doyle, and Carlos Lopez, among others, who make a perfect addition to this heartfelt film.
Is ‘Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game’ playing in movie Theatres?
Yes! The film was released in limited theatres across the US on 17th March 2023. For theatre listings nearby or to book a ticket, you can visit the Fandango website.
Where Can I stream ‘Pinball: The Man Who Saved The Game’ Online?
Right now, you can Buy/Rent the movie on multiple video-on-demand services like Vudu, Amazon Prime, and Itunes and watch it from the comfort of your home.
As far as subscription-based streaming is concerned, Verticle Entertainment, which is handling the film’s distribution, hasn’t made any updates yet. In order to know more about the same, please keep a check on this space as we update details as we get them.