TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (Theatrical Release USA 2012)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.3|5.0 Stars ììì

Trouble with the Curve
—has great actors, a good concept—but makes its audience feel like it was churned out to pay the bills rather than seriously entertain. Clint Eastwood, when he succeeds, really succeeds and when he fails, really fails. This film fails to reach its potential. Box office sales reflect its mediocrity. It’s good to see Matthew Lillard from Scooby Doo fame (Shaggy) acting in the film.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Gus (Clint Eastwood), an Atlanta Braves baseball scout, seems to be losing his mojo. His daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), finds a terrific pitcher, Rigoberto (Jay Galloway), and the day is saved as Gus’ position secures.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Robert Lorenz for his directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producer Tim Moore for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Smitty (Chelcie Ross), Lucious (Raymond Anthony Thomas), Max (Ed Lauter), Neil (Clifton Guterman), Law Receptionist (Carla Fisher), Rosenbloom (George Wyner), Watson (Bob Gunton), and Schwartz (Jack Gilpin).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s got a long way to go to become a terrific sports film.

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