“Trouble with the Curve” Movie Review

(Baseball classic, getting old sucks)

Clint Eastwood (as Gus) is an aging baseball scout nearing the end of a spectacular career.   His eyesight is giving him trouble, and his bosses in the Atlanta Braves organization are starting to think his old fashioned ways (no computers) and age are about to render him obsolete.

Given the chance to scout a possible number one draft pick in the upcoming draft, Gus travels to North Carolina in his beat up Mustang to watch the kid play a few games.  Gus’s good friend, John Goodman (as Pete Klein) is worried about Gus’s health and urges Gus’s attorney daughter, Amy Adams (as Mickey),  to take a few days off to spend with dad.

In North Carolina, new baseball scout for the Boston Red Sox, Justin Timberlake (as ex-pitcher, Johnny) meets up with Gus and Mickey.

Yup…romance, baseball, go ahead make my day…great movie.

Clint Eastwood is a superb actor.  I think the older he gets….the better he gets.  He is comfortable with his age and he has a sort of “who gives a shit” attitude that only a long, successful, life affords you the right to acquire.  Lori loved him in this movie.  The supporting cast was also excellent.  I have always admired John Goodman’s low key acting style and Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams are both personal favorites.

Go see it.

“Trouble with the Curve”  is ok for kids, but, really….I don’t think they will like it.  No blatant  f-words, but, I think I heard one, or the start of one.   Teens won’t like it either, unless they LOVE baseball.  Adults and older folks (like me!) will love it….

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark where our poster is STILL UP!  🙂

Drive Safe!  Never Forget.

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