“It’s a drama about a guy who thinks he is trying to win baseball games, [and] has come to believe that in order to be okay with who he is, this thing has to happen. And it ends up being a classic wisdom story, a King Arthur type of thing — get the grail and all will be restored to order. And of course, it’s an impossible task but it’s the journey of the thing that teaches the lesson that needs to be learned.

“And so you never quite get your hand right around it, but you realize, it’s not about the grail.” — Moneyball director Bennett Miller, as quoted in 9.12 piece by HuffPost’s Jordan Zakarin.