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  • Actors: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard
  • Directors: Robert Lorenz
  • Writers: Randy Brown
  • Producers: Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler, Tim Moore
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Dec. 2012
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009POCG5Y
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,526 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

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Clint Eastwood has developed a killer changeup during his career, using his iconic status and mainstream credibility to take audiences to some thoughtfully unexpected places. (How the man behind the lyrical Letters from Iwo Jima and A Perfect World can also peel off something like the cheerfully meatheaded The Rookie is one of the most enjoyable mysteries in Hollywood.) The biggest surprise behind Trouble with the Curve, Eastwood's first time in front of the camera since Gran Torino (and his first appearance in a film he hasn't directed since 1993's In the Line of Fire), is how resolutely unsurprising it is, telling its story with an unfashionably retro simplicity. Still, even if the resolution is easily guessed, the star's trademark glower and a stellar supporting cast make it an exceedingly pleasant journey. Pulling a 180 from the methods espoused in Moneyball, Randy Brown's script follows Gus (Eastwood), a cantankerous talent scout for the Atlanta Braves whose old-school ethics are on the outs. While on what may be his last recruiting trip, Gus is reunited with his estranged daughter (Amy Adams), an upwardly mobile attorney still smarting from her father's distancing techniques. First-time director Robert Lorenz wisely places his actors front and center, with the sparkling Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and the great John Goodman all delivering terrifically tuned performances. Ultimately, though, Trouble with the Curve rises and falls with Eastwood, who keeps the material from drifting into cornball territory by sheer force of will. Squinting balefully at even the most minor annoyance, and rasping out a succession of mildly profane wisecracks, he generates more than enough star power to keep the film on track. If he hasn't earned the right to coast occasionally, then for Pete's sake, who has? --Andrew Wright

Synopsis

Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been a top baseball scout for decades, but age has caught up with him. The Atlanta Braves' front office is questioning his judgment, especially with a hot batting phenom on deck for the draft. Enter Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an ambitious attorney on the partner track who joins him on a scouting trip, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Justin Timberlake also stars as a rival scout with his sights on an announcing career – and his eyes on Mickey. Pendant plusieurs décennies, Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) fut l'un des meilleurs dépisteurs de talent du baseball, mais il commence à accuser son âge. Son jugement est remis en doute par la direction des Braves d'Atlanta, en particulier au sujet du frappeur le plus prometteur du pays, admissible au prochain repêchage. Mickey (Amy Adams), la fi lle de Gus avec qui il n'a jamais entretenu de forts liens, est une avocate ambitieuse promise à un poste d'associée. Risquant sa propre carrière pour sauver celle de son père, elle l'accompagne dans un voyage de recrutement. Justin Timberlake tient également la vedette dans le rôle d'un dépisteur rival qui a un oeil sur une carrière de présentateur… et l'autre sur Mickey.

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Peter Groome on 15 Dec. 2013
Format: DVD
This only just succeeds, and then only because of Eastwood's enduring magnetism in front of the camera. This isn't one of his greatest performances, an old man, playing an old man being old, but carries the film nonetheless.

Early on we get a glimpse through his eyes, the blurred vision of macular degeneration. He's fighting it, with the characteristic Eastwood snarl, but his job, as a baseball scout, is under threat from younger rivals. He's hanging in there, his judgement and experience still sharp.

And this, for me, is where the good stuff ends. The remaining characters and story are forced into the remaining space around the main character, and there are fundamental problems with credibility. The big one is baseball. Half the film is on the baseball field, the storyline follows the pursuit of an up and coming future star by rival teams, and with baseball written into every line of the script you might have expected to get at least some feeling of realism. My very limited knowledge of the sport was enough to make me realise that there was nothing real going on and that it was all made up by a scriptwriter who knew nothing about the sport.

The relationship between the main character and his daughter suffered from a similar lack of credibility. Clint Eastwood's strength as an actor is in his portrayal of guts and determination, indignation, anger, resentment. He doesn't do exploration of hidden deep feelings. This was ok when she was trying to talk and he was refusing to engage, but when, inevitably, the barriers come down it just doesn't work. Fortunately Justin Timberlake is on hand to take over the romantic stuff, except, wait a minute, this is a film with Clint Eastwood and Justin Timberlake, and guess which of the two of them does some singing?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mr david cairns on 22 Jan. 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
WHY has this wee Clint Eastwood gem not been released on blu-ray in Great Britain???????
It,s a great blu-ray,quality pq/audio,as you would expect from a "new" movie.
The film itself,well,Clint has done better,but,this is a great wee feelgood movie,a definite smile on the face when it ends!!!!it,s a first class blu-ray,not available here in the UK?????the bonus of buying the us import is that it,s definitely REGION FREE!!!!!
Davy Cairns,Scotland.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By witchygirl on 1 Oct. 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
An unexpected movie starring and produced by Clint Eastwood. A baseball tale with a father daughter relationship thrown in. Fans of Eastwood will enjoy this movie as will baseball followers. Eastwood does not direct this movie and I think it shows.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Offer on 17 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
Eastwood just gets better and better with age, not only his acting but his direction/production is astonishingly good. This is an enjoyable, interesting slow paced movie that just pulls you in.

I love stories like this with good acting and without the need to be more than just a simple film. to be amusing or action packed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jules TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
On paper, Trouble With the Curve is just another in a long line of feel good movies, that just happens to be set in the world of baseball. But, thanks to the great cast, plot & sub plots it manages to keep your attention & connect you with the characters in the film that you care about the outcome for each of them, no matter how small they're role. Don't let the main story about baseball put you off, it's not a sports film, but an entertaining, heartfelt drama with the baseball playing as a nice, interesting distraction to join all the characters together.

Gus (Eastwood) is a widowed Baseball scout whose a legend among his peers & can pick the next baseball prodigy from sight & sound alone. Realizing he is losing one of his key senses, his sight. Which couldn't come at a worse time, as Sanderson (Lillard) , one of the Exec's of the baseball team is trying to put Gus out to pasture in favor of new technology. His boss & friend of 30 years, Pete (Goodman) is concerned & talks his estranged daughter Mickey (Adams), a baseball fan who used to follow Gus around the grounds as his scout sidekick, into putting her lawyer carer on the line to help her father & try to bond with him once more to uncover why he sent her away to boarding school.

Clint Eastwood is great as the ailing baseball scout, a curmudgeonly exterior with a lovable softer side & heart full of regrets. Amy Adams (Man of Steel) is brilliant as the intelligent daughter with a love & encyclopedic knowledge of baseball, whose kinda at a crossroads in her life. She has a nice will they ? , wont they ?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER on 25 Feb. 2013
Format: Blu-ray
Ageing Baseball-Scout 'Gus' is under pressure from the club officials,
there are those that want him out.,
'Gus's' sight is failing, age is taking it's toll.
He insists on going on one more scouting trip.
his daughter 'Mickey'(Amy Adams) is persuaded by 'Gus's' pal 'Pete'
(John Goodman) to go with her father.
The two have not been close in recent years,however 'Mickey' decides to
join her reluctant father on the trip.
Despite his failing eyesight 'Gus still has a good 'ear' for talent.
Must admit i understood that 'Gran Torino' would be his final on-screen
appearance............really glad he chose to take this part....loved it.
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