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Leatherheads (2008)

Leatherheads

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Romance

Release Date

April 04, 2008

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Universal Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

George Clooney

Producer

George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Casey Silver

Screenwriter

George Clooney, Rick Reilly

Starring

Story


Oscar winners George Clooney and Renee Zellweger match wits in "Leatherheads," a quick-witted romantic comedy set against the backdrop of America's nascent pro-football league in 1925.

Clooney plays Dodge Connolly, a charming, brash football hero who is determined to guide his team from bar brawls to packed stadiums. But after the players lose their sponsor and the entire league faces certain collapse, Dodge convinces a college football star to join his ragtag ranks. The captain hopes his latest move will help the struggling sport finally capture the country's attention.

Welcome to the team Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski), America's favorite son. A golden-boy war hero who single-handedly forced multiple German soldiers to surrender in WWI, Carter has dashing good looks and unparalleled speed on the field. This new champ is almost too good to be true, and Lexie Littleton (Zellweger) aims to prove that's the case.

A cub journalist playing in the big leagues, Lexie is a spitfire newswoman who suspects there are holes in Carter's war story. But while she digs, the two teammates start to become serious off-field rivals for her affections.

As the new game of pro-football becomes less like the freewheeling sport he knew and loved, Dodge must both fight to keep his guys together and to get the girl of his dreams. Finding that love and football have a surprisingly similar playbook, however, he has one maneuver he will save just for the fourth quarter...

Pictures (30 photos)


War hero Carter Rutherford (JOHN KRASINSKI) and team captain Dodge Connolly (GEORGE CLOONEY) in Universal Pictures' Leatherheads (2008).
Announcer Saul Keller (GRANT HESLOV) and Chicago radio announcer (PATT NODAY) in Universal Pictures' Leatherheads (2008).

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..no disaster, but it leaves you wanting both less and more..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
“..While everything looks the part, it's a film that never seems to find a stable footing..”
by David Mercier [FilmJudge]
“..a vintage screwball comedy..”
by Sean O'Connell [Filmcritic.com]