Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

Clint Eastwood is as an aging baseball talent scout who reluctantly takes his daughter (Amy Adams) with him for what might be his final recruiting trip in this sports drama. Co-stars Justin Timberlake and John Goodman.

Gus (Eastwood) has been at the top of the scouting game for years, but age is starting to catch up with him. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help him - his estranged daughter, Mickey (Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardising her own career to save his.

2012Rating: M, for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking111 minsUSA
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Trouble with the Curve / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Robert Lorenz's square but sturdy directing debut rests on the wonderfully spiky chemistry between Eastwood and Amy Adams.

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Time Out

Time Out

Eastwood and Adams do the best they can with the cornball sentimentality and cheesy dialogue.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The pat and occasionally preposterous story is really just a pretext, a serviceable scaffolding for a handful of expert, satisfying performances.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

It's sentimental and glutinous, and the ending is almost surreal in its contrivance and unbelievability.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Any Eastwood film is notable above all for its professionalism. If the story here has certain foreseeable moments, that's not to say they aren't set up well and deliver right on time.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

This amiable, old-fashioned film is no world-beater, but it underlines why, appearances with empty chairs excepted, it is always a pleasure to see this man on the screen.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

A warm bit of American classicism with essential themes of humility and sportsmanship.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The old pro scores with another hit right up the middle.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

You'll know exactly where it's going, but it still has Clint doing full-on-cranky and is a fun finger-up at corporate suits the world over.

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