Movie Review: Bluetopia (A Dodgers Documentary)

The quintessential Dodgers movie/documentary out there is Bluetopia: The LA Dodgers Movie. I picked this up last spring before I made the pilgrimage to Los Angeles to try to capture the environment of what it’s like at Dodgers Stadium. This really gives you the look and feel of the little intricacies of Dodger baseball.

The best thing I can say about this movie is it gives you a hardcore look at Dodger baseball in every aspect. It shows you the Dodgers getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Lots of in-stadium experiences that make going to Dodger Stadium a unique outing for a baseball fan.

There are interviews from fans since the 1950’s and footage of the legendary batting practice home run fetching that takes place in the left field bleacher seats (I need to sit there next time).

The movie does jump around quite a bit throughout with interviews from Joe Torre, Stan Conte, Ned Colletti, various other fans and figures that surround the Dodgers organization when this movie was filmed in 2008. It chronicles the 2008 Dodgers nicely while taking you through certain things that took place during that season: like a young Clayton Kershaw’s big league debut.

Kershaw actually was wearing number 54 when he made that debut.

The movie focuses on several charities that the Dodgers were involved with like ‘Think Cure’ and a foundation against gang violence.

I won’t spoil the rest of this for you, should you check it out. It’s well worth the watch for any baseball fan and captures the mystique of one of baseball’s best organizations and the experience they provide someone with whether it’s their first time at the park or the 100th.