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Trouble With the Curve

ages 14+ | 75 % Say It's Worth Your Time

For decades Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of baseball's best scouts -- but now his age is catching up with him. Still, he refuses to be benched even though his bosses are questioning his judgment. Tasked with checking out the country's hottest batting prospect, Gus is forced to accept help from his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams). Though they haven't spent time together in years, father and daughter make new discoveries about their shared past, which could change their future.

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Genre: Drama

Director: Robert Lorenz

Producer: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz

Cast: Clint Eastwood, John Goodman, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Scott Eastwood

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Rated PG-13 Sexual References|Language|Smoking|Some Thematic Material

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  • 5 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 5 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    The story line is very familiar. A poor relationship between father and daughter. By the end of the movie both finally voice their issues and get to some degree of resolution. It is worth at least seeing once.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Trouble with the Curve is a well crafted sports dramedy with a perfect balance of emotional tension between Amy Adams and Eastwood and comedic banter from Justin Timberlake and Eastwood. The story is also helped by a great supporting cast who each adds to the story in their own way. The drama and emotional relationship between Adams and Eastwood and their history is not all revealed at once. It is slowly revealed through the course of the film, letting us see more and more as we get to know these characters more. Eastwood is his usual raspy, crotchety self we all love and shines in his producing partner Robert Lorenz's directorial debut. Justin Timberlake is also quite likeable in his role as Johnny "The Flame" Flanagan. Anyone who is a fan of sports films is going to love this film.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 15+ | Worth Your Time

    In some ways this was the anti-"Moneyball," with it's not-so-subtle criticisms of modern baseball analysis (sabermetrics), many of which are void of substance. And, no, this isn't nearly as good as "Moneyball." But Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams both deliver terrific performances, and Justin Timberlake played his role well. The final scenes and resolution are definitely implausible. But the strained relationship between Gus and his daughter is enough to carry this movie, especially if you can appreciate all the baseball mixed in.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    As a baseball movie, it's OK. I list it as the anti-Moneyball. Eastwood's character is an old school scout that eschews statistics in favor of gut feelings.
    It gets the baseball right for the most part. Although, the high school star would have a lot more data collected on him before being drafted by a MLB team.
    The characters are a bit cartoon. Bad mannered rising sport star, humble talented kid toiling in obscurity, young baseball exec trying to oust the older generation.
    The story raps up in a predictable way a little to conveniently. But overall it works as a father/daughter reunion movie and an OK baseball movie.

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    Wonderful film about a father and a daughter trying to connect while Dad is scouting a high School Baseball star. Eastwood and Adams are great together.

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    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    The movie’s plot acts like it’s deeper than it is. It’s a nice, quiet movie that most audiences will like, but I found it tired and predictable. I’ll give it a base hit, maybe a ground–rule double, on the lone strength of its watchable stars... See Full Review

  • (Female)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I wasn't sure what to expect from a baseball movie. I lean more towards Downtown Abbey, but, I loved this movie. I was very interested in all the baseball details and I thoroughly enjoyed the family relationships.

  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    If you're a huge Clint Eastwood fan, this is not necessarily him at his finest. This movie can be a little corny at times but it is still good to watch with your family. There is a scene that is definitely too mature for children to watch, however the rest of the movie is great and has a feel-good ending

  • ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    So....this movie tries to cover a lot of different problems but doesn't resolve them in a way that makes sense except for one. The baseball aspect gets wrapped up well but everything else is what?? How in the world did they resolve just is. Not extremely interesting, too much swearing and not a great story line. I do appreciate the baseball ending though.

  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Not Worth Your Time

    This is a tough one for me to label as not worth your time because there are aspects that I appreciate about it. Ultimately, here's my rationale.

    The language is the movie is awful and Clint Eastwood really didn't need to swear that much to still get across the point that he's a decrepit old crank.

    Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake actually work well together and make things kind of fun regarding simple romance. Back to Eastwood's character, besides the profanity, he's neglectful toward family and extremely prideful.

    If you don't mind the profanity you may end up liking the show, but for me, it was just unnecessary and made the film worse.

  • (Male) Reel Views

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    There's not a single moment in Trouble with the Curve that doesn't follow the expected trajectory... This is a stale, safe movie that could have gotten a "G" rating if not for some naughty words... baseball material is interesting... Read full review here

  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    "Trouble With the Curve" is, in fact, one of those movies in which you can guess nearly everything that happens from the start, including a development late in the film that is ludicrous even by feel-good baseball-movie standards... Read full review here

  • (Male) The New York Times

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    “Trouble With the Curve” is either an off-speed pitch that just catches the edge of the strike zone or a bloop single lofted into right field. The runner is safe. The movie is too... Read full review here

  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Everything about this story follows the most obvious road map... Read full review here

  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    ... it's a superior entertainment, moving down somewhat predictable paths with an authenticity that appeals... Read full review here

  • (Female) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    ...Even those who don't know a foul tip from a chicken wing will be able to spot the desperate plays... Read full review here

Okfor ages12+