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Playing for Keeps

ages 16+ | 27 % Say It's Worth Your Time

Long past his soccer-playing heyday, George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is struggling financially and failing in his attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and young son, Lewis (Noah Lomax). When Lewis' soccer team has an opening for a coach, George steps up. Not only is George a big hit with the children, but he also attracts lots of attention from some of the players' single and unhappily married mothers (Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones).


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Genre: Comedy , Romantic comedy

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Cast: Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Judy Greer, Gerard Butler

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Rated PG-13 Some Sexual Situations|Language|A Brief Intense Image

  • 5 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 3 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 4 of 10 Profanity

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    I expected to sit down to a feel–good family film about a Dad and his son bonding through soccer. While sure our hero will figure out his priorities and make that winning goal in the end, it’s pretty annoying that most of his set–backs and a large amount of the movie itself have to do with these aggressive women throwing themselves at him. I mean, hey, I’m all for Girl Power and all that, but ladies, lets practice some restraint and have a little respect for a guy trying to turn things around? Performances were excellent though and you will certainly feel good in the end and find yourself smiling when George finally decides to grow up and put his child first... See Full Review

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  • Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    Surprised this got panned so much. I'm not saying it was great, but who doesn't like a story about a dad that finally wakes up to what's important in life. Not a great movie but worth a watch.

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  • (Male)

    Mature 17+ | Worth Your Time

    My wife loved it, I liked it. Decent date movie

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  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating |

    What feels decidedly odd during the course of "Playing for Keeps" is that George has no apparent response to these repeated seduction attempts. The film makes the reason for that obvious in the fullness of time, and it should be obvious to you as you're watching, but I suppose it ventures into spoiler territory. One thing it isn't is a surprise... Read the full review here

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  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Gerard Butler's irresistible brogue, an ensemble cast of veterans and a promising young actor can't keep an artificial and formulaic rom-com from sinking to the depths... the sappy plot of this formulaic romantic comedy is just as silly as its inane attempts at farce... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    ...isn’t content just to be a generic romantic comedy... not only is it not funny and not particularly romantic, it treats women like idiots... The romance is predictable. The laughs are few and far between... Read the full review here

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  • (Male) Reel Views

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Playing for Keeps is a sloppy, poorly focused comedy that wants to be about the relationship between a father and his 9-year old son but ends up being about nearly everything else... it doesn't do much right. It's inert and forgettable with too little buoyancy to keep it afloat with so many bigger and more substantive motion pictures surrounding it... Read the full review here

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  • (Male) The New York Times

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Sometimes it swerves toward farce, sometimes into the zone of smiley family comedy and at other times into full-on weepiness. None of it is especially credible or engaging... Read full review here

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  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    ages 15+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Low-key and mostly amiable, "Playing for Keeps" makes a positive impression but not a very deep or lasting one... The film contains an implied nonmarital encounter, brief nongraphic sexual activity, fleeting gory images and some crude and crass language... Read full review here

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Okfor ages12+