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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Trouble with the Curve

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

September 21, 2012

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

111 min.

Studio

Warner Bros. Pictures

Official Site

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

Cast and Crew


Director

Robert Lorenz

Producer

Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler

Screenwriter

Randy Brown

Starring

Story


Academy Award winner Clint Eastwood ("Million Dollar Baby," "Unforgiven"), Oscar nominee Amy Adams ("The Fighter," "Doubt," "Junebug"), and Justin Timberlake ("The Social Network," "Friends with Benefits") star in "Trouble with the Curve," which marks the feature film directorial debut of Eastwood's longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.

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 could 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. Mickey has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent after the death of his wife. Even now, in the rare moments they share, he is too easily distracted by what Mickey assumes is his first love: the game.

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.

The film also stars Justin Timberlake as Johnny Flanagan, a rival scout who has his sights on a career in the announcer's booth...and has eyes for Mickey. Rounding out the main cast are John Goodman as Gus's old friend and boss, Pete Klein; Robert Patrick as the Atlanta Braves General Manager Vince Freeman; Matthew Lillard as Phillip Snyder, the Braves' associate director of scouting; Scott Eastwood as Billy Clark, one of Gus's discoveries, who's now in a slump; and newcomer Joe Massingill as young batting phenom Bo Gentry, who's emerged as the Major League's hottest young prospect. Also in the cast are Ed Lauter, Chelcie Ross, Ray Anthony Thomas, George Wyner, James Patrick Freetly, Bob Gunton and Jack Gilpin.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Clint Eastwood
The World Premiere of Trouble with the Curve
Sep 19, 2012
Clint Eastwood
The World Premiere of Trouble with the Curve
Sep 19, 2012

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..this is Eastwood the way we love to see him: the performance he was born to give, and his best in years..”
by Pete Hammond [Boxoffice Magazine]
“..the old pro scores with another hit right up the middle..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..Eastwood makes a trusty one-man mascot for all things old-fashioned and dependable in "Trouble With the Curve"..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]