Trouble with the Curve – 2012

Trouble with the Curve - Clint Eastwood Movies

Overview

An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

 
 

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Trouble with the Curve - Clint Eastwood Movies

Cast (first billed)

  • Clint Eastwood – Gus
  • Chelcie Ross – Smitty
  • Raymond Anthony Thomas – Lucious
  • Ed Lauter – Max

Director

  • Robert Lorenz

Plot

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus—who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat—refuses to be benched for what could be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Mickey has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent after the death of his wife. Even now, in the rare moments they share, he is too easily distracted by what Mickey assumes is his first love: the game. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries—revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future. (Warner Bros.)

Critical Reception

“A defiantly analog rejoinder to last year’s tech-savvy baseball drama, “Moneyball,” Robert Lorenz’s square but sturdy directing debut rests on the wonderfully spiky chemistry between Eastwood and Amy Adams.” – Variety – Justin Chang

“You’ll know exactly where it’s going, but it still has Clint doing full-on-cranky and is a fun finger-up at corporate suits the world over. ” – Empire – Mark Dinning

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