Game 6

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Game 6 ★★½ 2005 (R)

It's October 25, 1986, and Nicky (Keaton) has quite the dilemma—should he attend his play's opening night or watch his beloved Bosox battle the New York Mets in the soon-o-be-legendary game six of the World Series? With his crumbling marriage (having a mistress doesn't help), distant daughter, stalled career, and a cutthroat theater critic set to make or break his new work, he feels just as wrapped in failure as his once-cursed baseball team. Keaton cleanly fields his distressedman act but the story flubs the grounder. 87m/C DVD . US Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Griffin Dunne, Catherine O'Hara, Bebe Neuwirth, Shalom Harlow, Roger Rees, Ari Graynor, Nadia Dajani, Harris Yulin, Tom Aldredge, Lillias White, Amir Ali Said; D: Michael Hoffman; W: Don DeLillo; C: David M. Dunlap; M: Yo La Tengo.