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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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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


$60,000,000 (estimated)

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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According to show-business trade paper 'Variety', "the picture was lensed primarily in Georgia, with extensive access to Atlanta's 'Ted Turner' Field". See more »


During the game of pool with Rick(Dick) Micki runs the table shooting the Solid balls. After the altercation where Gus threatens Rick, Micki is preparing to storm out of the Boots Bar she throws her cue onto the table. Anyone who regularly plays pool even in anger wouldn't disturb another pair's game so this must be her table. One of the balls remaining on the table is the orange 5 ball - a solid. 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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