Drama - Clint Eastwood is the main attraction for this baseball drama, and
indeed it is his often comic character that is the focus more than the
sport itself. Fans of Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake will enjoy
their strong supporting roles though other recognizable stars such as
John Goodman and Matthew Lillard have much smaller roles. Adult
themes and language make the film unsuitable for young children, who
would not be interested anyhow.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 4 S-words; 5 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: A punch and a slam. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Frequent alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Some baseball action. COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks, generally of the old person humor sort.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 138 moviegoers:
TEENS:Half the females and close to half the males loved "Trouble with the Curve." The other half of the females all indicated it was a movie they enjoyed very much, as did most of the remaining males. Only one male rated it poor.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Close to half the females loved it. A few more rated it above average. Unfortunately, about a third only rated it "Good/Average," which is a bit on the low side, but certainly not bad.
A third of the males loved "Trouble with the Curve." Another third rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much. The last third were slightly disappointed. They only rated it as a "Good/Average" movie.
ADULTS:Both the male and female reviews are GREAT! Over half loved it with nearly all the rest indicating they enjoyed it very much. Only a small percentage rated it slightly low.
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 pitch just by the crack of the bat, refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. 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 is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries, revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.