Hey there SWRNN readers, here’s my early review for the latest Clint Eastwood film, “Trouble with the Curve.”
“Trouble with the Curve” is a film about an aging baseball scout named Gus Lobel who takes on one last recruiting trip with the help of his daughter Mickey.
The film was directed by Robert Lorenz and stars Clint Eastwood as Gus, Amy Adams as Mickey, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake and Matthew Lillard.
I know for a fact that people will automatically say that this film is ripping off last year’s “Moneyball,” and I want to stop that right now and say the two films have some pretty big differences.
The acting in “Trouble with the Curve” was pretty good. Eastwood isn’t as great as he normally is but still had that Eastwood charm. Adams was also very good, as was Timberlake and the rest of the cast.
The direction by Robert Lorenz was probably the best part about the movie, as it just sucks you in from the opening scene.
The film did have a few pacing issues, but that doesn’t change the fact that at the core, this is a very engrossing film.
My biggest problem with the movie, however, was how predictable it was.
I saw this at a screening with one of my friends, and he and I both predicted several pivotal plot points very early on. I mean, I know that you don’t go into a movie about baseball and expect anything ground-breaking or unpredictable, but it would’ve help the story just a bit more with a something unexpected.
This was a satisfyingly decent film, although I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little let down by it. On the surface it appears to be a really good movie that had lots of potential, but sadly, it was nothing more than just a decent time at the movies.
Overall, I give “Trouble with the Curve” a 2.5/5.
Adam Rolseth is a teen movie reviewer and regular guest columnist at SWRNN.