Movie Review:Trouble with the Curve

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake
Direction: Robert Lorenz
Genre: Drama
Duration: 1 hour 51 minutes

STORY: A cranky old baseball scout is forced to face his daughter, past regrets on what could be his last assignments…

MOVIE REVIEW: Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best Baseball scouts around for a long time. His experienced judgement is however doubted by a younger sports manager who believes mathematical statistics are more important than understanding of the game and the player.

Gus is given one last chance to prove his mettle and that he still has it in him. Gus’ estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) decides to accompany him on his last recruiting assignment. The two end up ‘talking’ for a change,venting the anger, bottled up emotions and unspoken words.

True to Eastwood’s style, Trouble with the Curve is purely an emotional human drama, revolving around buried emotions. The pace is slow but that doesn’t matter as the father-daughter strained relationship touches your heart. You can identify with their dilemmas, rapport, and reservations.

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Their issues are as realistic as they can get. An aloof father who’s super protective of his daughter, daughter joining her father on his last trip, keeping aside their past only to save his job..Trouble with the Curve is a film which every father should watch with his daughter. Justin Timberlake plays an unimportant role but is impressive. The film belongs to Amy Adams.

The actress is brilliant as the girl dealing with a constant fear of losing the people she loves. Clint Eastwood is good as ever. No significant events happen in the film, it’s about how you deal with situations when life happens to you. It’s a simple story, brilliantly told.

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