Review: Trouble With The Curve
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Cast: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman
Director: Robert Lorenz
Indian Express Rating: ***
THERE is nothing really original regarding this story about Gus, an ageing baseball scout who's losing his eyesight (Eastwood); Mickey, his estranged daughter who is rising up in life (Adams); Johnny, a former player who Gus had scouted but who got burned out fast; and Pete (Goodman), Gus's friend who still trusts his old ways.
From "stupid" computers replacing "good old instincts" and youth playing down experience, to new-fangled vegan diets replacing sinful hamburgers and fancy treadmills taking over a simple game in the park -- Trouble with the Curve hardly leaves any well-worn cliche alone. It also treats the Gus-Mickey relationship with broad strokes and takes it to an even more stretched but inevitable reunification, over a poor boy winning big no less.
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