Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Romantic comedy with Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gerard Butler as a luckless and divorced former soccer star who returns home to rebuild his life and reconnect with his son. Looking for a way to rebuild the relationship, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempt to finally become an "adult" are side-tracked by temptations from the attractive soccer mums who pursue him at every turn. From the director of The Pursuit of Happyness.

2012Rating: M, for some sexual situations, language and a brief intense image105 minsUSA
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Playing for Keeps / Reviews

Variety

Variety

A modestly affecting reconciliation drama wrapped in a so-so sports movie by way of a misogynistic romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps can't stop tripping all over itself.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

None of it is especially credible or engaging.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Pretty much from the assembly line.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

You hope Butler will find a movie that will give him the right material to make hearts truly beat faster.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Attractive actors can't redeem a sodden script.

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