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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:
... Gus
... Smitty
... Lucious (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
... Max
... Mickey
... Neil
... Law Receptionist
... Rosenbloom
... Watson
Jack Gilpin ... Schwartz
... Phillip Sanderson
... Vince
... Pete Klein
Nathan Wright ... Drunk Fan
... Billy Clark
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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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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,162,040, 23 September 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,763,137

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,963,137
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In an interview, director Clint Eastwood said of what it was like being directed as an actor by Robert Lorenz): It was horrible, I had to listen to everything he said! Robert and I have worked together for almost 20 years now. We've talked about him directing over the years, so when he showed me this script, I thought it was a perfect opportunity. I had no doubt he'd do a terrific job, and he absolutely did". See more »

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Length of Gus' cigar when he talks with Mickey in front of the motel. 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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Chicken Fried
Written by Zac Brown and Wyatt Durrette
Performed by Zac Brown Band
Courtesy of Home Grown Music, Inc. / Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Trouble with the curve needs some straightening out
11 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big Clint Eastwood fan, and I really like Amy Adams. Justin Timberlake was decent and a likable guy in this movie, so what's the problem? The problem is the story or should I say lack of a decent story. This movie is so predictable that 10 minutes into it you will be able to figure everything out including the ending. I don't understand why Clint Eastwood would accept or take on this role, maybe it's because he gets to be the crabby, hard headed, cigar smoking, never smiling, snarling old timer like he has played so well in previous good movies such as Gran Torino, Million dollar baby, and The unforgiven. Regardless of why he is in this predictable, silly waste of time, the bottom line is that this movie fails in every aspect. This is not a baseball movie, it's not a drama, it's not a romantic comedy, it's truly a waste of what might have been, could of been, or should of been a potential excellent trip into movie magic. I didn't hate this one, but I didn't like it either, I suspect the reason I didn't hate it is because I really do like Clint Eastwood movies and I'll forgive him this one slip.


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