Me and My Nine Iron

September 13, 2012

Trouble with the Curve review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 11:51 am

Seen at a pre-release screening in Los Angeles:

A very average drama and very much a sports movie. I can see non-baseball fans getting very uninterested and even bored at all the lingo and baseball action while the strained relationship between father and daughter felt contrived and was never fully satisfied. Clint Eastwood, who felt he was done acting after Gran Torino, plays the same bitter old character that is nowhere near as good as the earlier movie or last year’s baseball drama, Moneyball.

The fatal weakness lied in the annoyingly brief exchanges between father and daughter, where they have the same conversation over and over again. Also, I spotted a handful of baseball inaccuracies that could’ve easily been avoided, and the ending was a little gimmicky.

Otherwise, it’s a decent watch with an inevitable and fun relationship between Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake, who by the way, reminded me of Will Smith in this movie. He’s getting that comfortable and confident in front of the camera now, and he can pull it off. Looking forward to seeing him next year in the Coen brothers‘ next movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, and a crime movie with Ben Affleck, Runner, Runner.

Trouble with the Curve opens in theaters on September 21.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: n/a
What it should be: 7.0




1 Comment »

  1. I might check this movie out, either I’ll rent it or I’ll go to the theater. I’m not sure yet.

    Comment by Austin — September 14, 2012 @ 2:03 pm | Reply

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