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At Theaters: 9/21/2012 On Video: 12/18/2012
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 51 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 599980
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.
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One of the best scouts in baseball is close to being benched by the front office. His daughter jeopardizes her own career to save his.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
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.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Clint Eastwood GRAN TORINO, MILLION DOLLAR BABY, BLOOD WORK
Amy Adams THE MASTER, THE MUPPETS, THE FIGHTER, LEAP YEAR
Justin Timberlake IN TIME, FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, BAD TEACHER
John Goodman EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE, THE ARTIST
Director: Robert Lorenz Feature Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
About The Production
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Content Heading
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.
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Critic's Review Heading

Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Lorenz's style is competent, but he doesn't have a strong enough script to illustrate his capabilities.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Good But it's a superior entertainment, moving down somewhat predictable paths with an authenticity and humanity that appeals.

USA Today Full Review
Average The film's efforts at comedy are more sadly cringe-inducing than anything else.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 138 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
5
Fairly High
80%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
6
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
9
Fairly High
100%
30+Adults (M)
47
High
100%
30+Adults (F)
65
Very High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

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.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
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.
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