Directed by Raymond De Felitta
Starring Joe Manganiello, Sofía Vergara, & Denis O'Hare
Released July 19, 2019
"For this character drama, the director, Raymond De Felitta, trains his camera on Joe Manganiello, as if allowing the actor to prove himself as a star simultaneous with Sonny’s efforts to prove himself as a person... The result is pleasing—a stadium snow cone."
Teo Bugbee | The New York Times
"Director Raymond De Felitta steps back up to the plate with “Bottom of the 9th,” another dramatically solid and emotionally satisfying drama that pivots on a long-shot attempt to fulfill long-delayed dreams.De Felitta takes an admirably restrained approach to a familiar scenario that could have come off as sappy in the wrong hands. At the same time, however, he allows his most valuable players, led by Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara, more than enough freedom to make vivid and compelling impressions within the lines he has drawn."
Joe Leydon | Variety
"The director's sense of place counts for a lot here, and a sympathetic lead performance will have most who catch the film rooting for this underdog. Bottom of the 9th wraps up with no extra innings, delivering just enough melodrama and Americana to earn its time on the diamond."
John DeFore | Hollywood Reporter