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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 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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Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

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$60,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$35,754,555 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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Clint Eastwood's first acting role in a movie he did not direct for seventeen years, the last having been his cameo in Casper (1995). See more »

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When Mickey and Johnny are swimming, they are out in the middle of the lake, treading water and smooching. In the next shot they are next to the dock by the shore. See more »

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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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Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress
Written by Allan Clarke, Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway
Arranged and Conducted by John Scott
Produced by Ron Richman and The Hollies
Performed by The Hollies
Courtesy of The Hollies Ltd. / EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
Courtesy of Epic Records By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Clint Eastwood is Great, Amy Adams is Brilliant
23 September 2012 | by (Austin, Texas) – See all my reviews

"Trouble With The Curve" is a wonderful film. The casting, acting, writing, direction, were all superb. The location scenery was beautiful.

Clint Eastwood is at the top of his game, he plays his part effortlessly. And, OMG, Amy Adams was unbelievable, she is amazing and beautiful, she deserves the Oscar for this film. The chemistry between Clint and Amy was perfect.

This is not a baseball movie, it is a father-daughter film in the fashion of "On Golden Pond". It will make you laugh, think and cry.

Another Clint Eastwood film that Hollywood can be proud of. Go see it.


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