Saturday, August 17, 2013

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

Director: Robert Lorenz. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard. 111 min. Rated PG-13. Drama/Sports.

Baseball melodrama with Eastwood playing his by-now-too-repetitive angry old man persona, as a worn-out baseball scout who's losing his eyesight, and Adams as the estranged daughter he never understood coming to the rescue. Made me wonder why to star in a movie not directed by himself for the first time in 20 years, Eastwood honored a rookie filmmaker; just watch how the exhilarating climax is ruined by a formulaic ending. Timberlake still amazes me at how he can always stand his ground, even among great actors.

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