Trouble with the Curve

2012

Action / Drama / Sport

176
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 50%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 53374

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Amy Adams as Mickey
Scott Eastwood as Billy Clark
Robert Patrick as Vince
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1hr 51 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jasoncalloway 8 / 10

Better than expected

Have to say that I am truly shocked that this movie was not talked about like it should have been. Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood, is a baseball scout nearing the age of retirement that is struggling with old age and staying relevant in the business and to be a good father to his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams). This is not your standard sports movie that focuses on winning and losing, it rather is a film designed to show a theme that somethings are hard for a reason. The editing used in this film creates a story of pros and cons between technology and hard work, as well as, the hard decisions that a single father had to make. I love baseball and I was expecting a little more of it throughout this movie, but like all other Eastwood movies, I was sucked into the drama packed storyline in this movie. Between the struggles with Gus's age, technology trying to replace scouting experts, the tattered relationship between and father and daughter, and the reluctance to enter a relationship, I found myself watching closer and closer. I imagined this movie to be a lot like Money Ball but was sadly mistaken. Between the up and coming actors, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake (Johnny Flanagan), and the well-established actors, John Goodman (Pete Klein) and Clint Eastwood, the acting was on point and very believable. Director Robert Lorenz did an amazing job of piecing together a few different plots into one cohesive film. The motif and the seldom used blurry camera view were instrumental in showing the viewer that although some things seem to be apparent, sometimes you have to dig deeper to find the answer. All the plot points that I identified throughout this movie fit into my thematic ideas that somethings are hard for reason and that you have look beyond the obvious to find the answer. It was amazing that Robert Lorenz was able to take these three very different plots and convert them into one cohesive movie was amazing. This is a must see and will keep watching till the end. If you think that it is just about sports, your wrong. This would be a great compromise for the couple that wants to watch a movie that will keep both of them entertained.

Reviewed by ovidnine 5 / 10

Mehtastic

Clint Eastwood turns in another performance of being an angry old man.

Baseball is reduced to a competition between dudes behind computer screens and old scouts who can't see.

I think you're supposed to care about Amy Adams and Clint's relationship as father/daughter but you probably won't.

All in all its not a terrible movie, but it tries really hard to be a good movie and its not.

Oh, Justin Timberlake plays a completely unconvincing ex-prospect turned scout who actually wants to be a play by play announcer.

If you love baseball as life movies, you might enjoy this. Otherwise I'd suggest skipping it as there are much better ways to spend a couple of hours.

Reviewed by Ian 7 / 10

Cliché Yet Effective

(Flash Review)

Ten minutes into this movie, I was thinking oh boy, this is clunky, forced and simplistic. But as it progressed the character development began to take shape. Not stellar by any means, many characters were stereotypical and the scenes used to illustrate those traits were…functional. The story was about a veteran baseball scout, think anti-Moneyball, who is matched up against a scout who only looks at statistics and whether or not a MLB team should draft a certain player #1 in the draft. The secondary storyline was the veteran scout's relationship with his daughter whom he gave sparse time to during her childhood. The story and dialog for the most part grew on me and as the father/daughter relationship began to take center stage it helped the movie. You also end up easily rooting for certain characters if you let yourself enjoy the film without picking apart the small details that aren't critical. Although, one did bug me. Where the daughter who apparently used to play baseball, was able to catch a top prospect's best fastball and curveball with ease. With that much time away from playing, those skills wouldn't immediately be finely honed. Anyway, fun sport drama with decent emotion and some cliché moments.

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