Trouble With The Curve (2012) Review

Wow.  It has definitely been quite some time since my last entry.  I’ve been watching movies but I’ve just been too busy to write about them.  I have a few minutes to spare now, so I thought I would take the time to write up about Trouble With The Curve.

I will admit to being a little biased when watching this movie just because from the get go I felt reminded of Brad Pitt’s Moneyball (2011), partially from some of the lines said along with a few vague similarities between plots.  I will say that without a doubt, Moneyball is the better movie, but Trouble With The Curve is not without its own charms.

For those wondering, how “badass” Clint Eastwood is in this movie, I’ll tell you what I told my Twitter buddy (and fellow movie fanatic) Shah Shahid.  On a scale from The Bridges of Madison County (1995) to Dirty Harry (1971), I’d place it close to Gran Torino (2008).  His role is mostly just him as a cranky old man that has difficulties expressing affection towards his daughter.

People out there might disagree with me, but I actually don’t mind Justin Timberlake as an actor.  I think he does well, even outside of the chick flick genre—like when he did In Time (2011) with Amanda Seyfried.  As for Amy Adams, her role her kind of reminded me of her role as Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (2010).

There were two instances in the movie where I actually shed a little tear, which actually surprised me a little.  Other than that, the rest of the movie seemed to flow the way I expected it to.

FINAL VERDICT: C-

If you’re looking for a movie that’s good for passing the time, this might be one you might want to watch.

4 responses to “Trouble With The Curve (2012) Review

  1. I like Clint, but not this Clint unfortunately. I also don’t mind Timberlake, to some extent and also enjoyed In Time (just checking out your extensive review of it now to see how your opinion compares!). Anyway, nice review!

  2. I think the best thing about this film was Amy Adams. As Rae said Clint just put on his cranky old man persona. Timberlake’s role could have been played by any mid-thirties actor, so I think he was cast just to bring in some female viewers.

    But Adams just shone beautifully in her role as Mickey. I’d see the film again – just for her.

    I saw In Time in Hong Kong last fall, and my impressions of the film were that Timberlake was nothing special in that one either. I did like him in the one he did with Mila Kunis – Friends with Benefits.

    • Yes, I did find myself surprised the first time she played a more “rough” role. I’ll never forget her role in Enchanted though. That movie always has me laughing all the way through.

      Now I don’t think Timberlake is a drop dead amazing actor by any means. I’ve just been surprised by the fact that he actually can act a little, and he’s not just one of those singers trying to branch out, but not really doing a good job of the branching, if you know what I mean.

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