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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Sport  |  21 September 2012 (USA)
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An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.



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Nathan Wright ...
Drunk Fan
Billy Clark


Gus is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete, asks Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he's OK as his eyes are failing. The doctor tells Gus he should get his eyes treated but he insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North Carolina. Mickey decides to put her work on hold to go with him and she wants him to explain why he pushed her away. Whilst there he runs into Johnny, a scout from another team who was a promising player Gus once scouted. Johnny and Mickey take an interest in each other. Written by

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Drama | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,162,040 (USA) (21 September 2012)


$35,754,555 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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"Trouble With the Curve" was in theatrical release when Clint Eastwood spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention. The speech is best known for the "Barack Obama's Empty Chair" speech. See more »


The movie takes place in the spring or summer. During the bar scene, the TV is showing a UW Badgers Hockey game. The large "W" at center ice is clearly visible. UW Hockey is finished in March. See more »


[first lines]
Gus: [at the toilet] Okay, come on now. Come on, boy. Let's not take your sweet-ass time about this. Jesus. Okay, that's it... Ah, good. Don't laugh, I outlived you, you little bastard.
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Trouble With The Curve Hits A Solid Home Run
11 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clint Eastwood has being a curmudgeon honed to perfection. How refreshing to see a mature actor creating appropriate roles, and not trying to be a plastic version of his - or her, for that matter in many cases - former self playing inappropriately younger parts. He is excellent in this movie. Amy Adams is, as in every film I've seen her in, a total delight. I never was a fan of John Goodman in his earlier years, but the older he gets and the meatier the roles he takes on, the more appreciation I have for him. And Justin Timberlake has a role absolutely meant for him. He is a sexy little hunk, no doubt about it, with personality to spare. Oh, I loved this movie! The exhilaration of baseball, the heart-tugging familiarity of family issues….this one has a lot going for it and I enjoyed each and every minute of it. It's as good as expectations built it up to be. I would advise you not to miss this one!

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