Alex Rodriguez currently has a thriving TV career as a baseball analyst, commentator and host, as well as a new engagement to fiancée Jennifer Lopez. That second-act success has come on the heels of a storied playing career that resulted in one World Series title, three MVP awards, fourteen All-Star appearances, 696 home runs and earnings of $452 million—the most in the history of Major League Baseball. By most accounts, his is a charmed life marked by fortune and fame, with only an induction into the Hall of Fame missing from his illustrious résumé.
Of course, there’s a reason for that exclusion: Alex Rodriguez is also a notorious cheater and liar, as Screwball (in theaters March 29) reminds us in hilariously damning fashion.
Directed by Billy Corben with the same brand of playful comedic electricity that marked 2006’s Cocaine Cowboys (a kindred saga of Miami-set malfeasance), Screwball is a definitive documentary about the performance-enhancing drug (PED) scandal that rocked MLB in 2013. At its center was Tony Bosch, a man in a lab coat who, armed with a degree from the Belize Medical College, established the Biogenesis clinic, an anti-aging facility that sold and administered steroids, testosterone and other PEDs to lawyers, businessmen, police officers and—most lucratively—athletes, be they in high school, college or the pros.