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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Sport | 21 September 2012 (USA)
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A daughter tries to remedy her dysfunctional relationship with her ailing father, a decorated baseball scout by helping him in a recruiting trip which could be his last.

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Gus
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Lucious (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
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Max
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Phillip Sanderson
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Billy Clark
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Storyline

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Whatever Life Throws at You

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Drama | Sport

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

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,162,040 (USA) (23 September 2012)

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$35,763,137 (USA)
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Trivia

During the film, Phillip Sanderson (Matthew Lillard) refers to the scouted prospect; Bo Gentry, as having "all five tools". The five tools in baseball refer to a players' ability to hit the ball for average, and for power, be talented defensively, have a good throwing arm, and have a considerable amount of speed. Judging on the few scenes where Bo runs, he's not exceptionally fast, and based on his large round stocky build, it is highly unlikely that he is very fast. Perhaps the writers inserted this quote in order to display Lillard's character of having ignorance to baseball and only basing his facts of a computer without watching him play, especially considering this is actually a very large part of the plot. See more »

Goofs

When Mickey enters Gus's house and finds it full of cooking smoke, she drops her coat and purse on the floor and strides into the kitchen to open the windows. In various shots the positions of Mickey's coat and purse change. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Mrs. Eastwood & Company: A Band of Eastwoods (2012) See more »

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Don't Owe You a Thang
Written by Gary Clark Jr. (as Gary Clark Jr)
Performed by Gary Clark Jr. (as Gary Clark Jr)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Well Worth Seeing
21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing this movie, and I enjoyed it very much.

I'm not a person who follows sports, and even though baseball terms were thrown around, I had no problem keeping up with the story. The casting was phenomenal; each character was portrayed perfectly by the actors.

The story may be a little cliché, but it was enjoyable all the same. The plot is about a father and grown daughter trying to reconnect over baseball scouting. There is drama, laughs, and even a few tears along the way.

I highly recommend this movie.


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