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Playing for Keeps (2012)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance, Sport | 7 December 2012 (USA)
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A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

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George is a former professional soccer star who's moved to Virginia to be close to his ex-wife and son. He's broke, jobless, without a plan, and a constant source of disappointment to his son. When he takes over as his son's soccer coach, he has a new connection to the lad. He also gets the attention of three of the players' moms as well as the glad hand of a wealthy dad. His ex-wife's getting married, he has a lead on a sportscasting job, and he finds new ways to disappoint his son. Is there any way he can sort things out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Grab life with both hands See more »

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual situations, language and a brief intense image | See all certifications »

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Playing the Field  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,750,288, 9 December 2012, Wide Release

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$13,101,142, 17 February 2013
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Italian censorship visa # 106908 delivered on 3-1-2013. See more »

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When George drives home in Dave's Ferrari, Param corners him about his unpaid rent. George whips out the envelope stuffed with cash, counts out what he thinks is $900 (actually it's $1000), and hands the money to Param, leaving some money still in his (George's) hand. Other than Param returning the extra $100 later that night, we never see nor hear about the rest of that money. See more »

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Written by Karen Michele Bergquist
Performed by Over the Rhine
Published by Bug Music Inc. o/b/o Scampering Songs Publishing (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Great Speckled Dog Records
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A very enjoyable movie
17 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

It is another good movie from Italian director Gabriele Muccino who gave great English-language movies like " The Pursuit of Happiness " and "Seven Pounds " in addition to some great Italian movies..

Gerard Butler is always handsome In this movie he has done some good acting too.. as a failed man, a good soccer ex-player and coach and news-caster, a husband who is still in love with his ex-wife, a charming man found irresistible by ladies, who are equally irresistible ( Catherine Zeta_Jones and Uma Thurman )--and above all a loving, caring ,trying father..

I have always found Jessica Beil attractive.. she has played the emotional role very effectively..

I feel both Gerard Butler and Jessica Beil are underrated, as is the movie.. Ignore the rating for 100 min and enjoy the romantic movie, which has interesting turns and twists ..

You will love it..


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