Trouble with the Curve
Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a... View more >
language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking
Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake... View more >
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While there isn't anything wrong with the movie overall, it's a paint-by-numbers film. All the elements are there, and they are presented with no surprises. Personally, I enjoyed John Goodman's character the best, wishing that he had gotten more screen time. There are a good number of other people who you will recognize, but their on-screen time is also very limited. The picture is mainly about Gus (who has eyesight problems) and his lawyer daughter along with Justin Timberlake in a romantic interest role.
The movie will play well for the over-50 crowd, but it's no Million Dollar Baby. Clint Eastwood plays his character well, but I wouldn't expect to hear about the film come Oscar time.
Overall it's a fine movie, but certainly nothing special.
Did you catch Clint Eastwood at the RNC as he's standing on stage as he talks to a chair? In "Trouble with the Curve," he doesn't need a chair to give a good performance. A good performance, not a great one. He plays a baseball scout who who tries to get in touch with Amy Adams as her daughter. Adams is the best reason why I like this movie. She shrines above the other performers including Eastwood and Justin Timberlake. Adams's performance has kept the rally going. I like the way they are seen going fdrom ballpark to ballpark and scouting would be baseball superstars. Even you don't like baseball,then you'll find this film to be a real hoot.
great acting, balanced plot, easy to underrate and then leave the theater very happy you saw it
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