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Playing For Keeps 2012

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(61) IMDb 5.7/10

Gerard Butler stars as George Dryer, a retired football star who wants to rebuild a relationship with his ex-wife, Stacie, and his son, Lewis. In an attempt to win his family back, he starts coaching his son's football team, but while football is a hands-free sport, the lusty mothers of the other kids can't seem to keep their hands off the coach.

Starring:
Catherine Zeta-Jones,Dennis Quaid
Runtime:
1 hour, 45 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Gabriele Muccino
Starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid
Supporting actors Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Judy Greer, Noah Lomax, Uma Thurman
Studio Lionsgate
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 21 July 2013
Format: DVD
This mediocre romantic comedy is another proof that an assortment of big Hollywood names does not necessarily equal an amazing film experience. I am sure Uma Thurman will scrap "Playing for Keeps" off her CV. Predictable screenplay, no depth in any of the characters, disappointing acting and absolutely zero chemistry between Gerard Butler and his numerous ladies. Each and every joke is predictable and the whole experience is just... dull.

Quite possibly this is a film that a lover of romcoms will still enjoy, but it does not push the boundaries of the genre.

And what's with Gerard Butler and his numerous wrist bracelets (I just wanted to rip them off! Hippy unemployed divorcee is just not him.)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kash VINE VOICE on 6 Aug. 2013
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I bought this mainly because it had Gerard Butler in and it was quite cheap.

Not one of his best movies and I personally think he should stick to the his more meatier roles like Law Abiding Citizen, 300, Olympus Has Fallen etc.

Its pretty predictable and doesn't tax him too much acting wise. Maybe one to watch when there is nothing else around or on the TV.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By THE MOVIE GUY on 14 May 2013
Format: DVD
George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is a retired soccer star living in Virginia to be near his son living with his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel). George still loves his ex and doesn't take the news of her up coming wedding too well. Having financial difficulty causes George to coach his son's (Noah Lomax) mixed league soccer team to the joy of soccer moms.

Being a good looking guy with an accent, women such as Catharine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, and Judy Greer all throw themselves at him. George is not a man accustomed to saying no, but Jessica Biel is a tough act to follow, just ask her if you don't believe me.

This is not a guy's film. Soccer is in the background and knowledge of the sport doesn't make the film any better. This is perhaps a chick flick for people who don't want to get emotional. Might make for a mediocre date night film if you haven't seen "An Officer and a Gentlemen" 10 times already. Good acting. Weak script.

Parental Guide: No f-bombs or nudity. Implied sex. Use of "SOB".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By louise creighan on 3 Jun. 2014
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Really enjoyed film especially with Gerard Butler and Dennis Quaid. Uma Thurman very funny at times. A happy ending always nice in any film.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By colin jeary on 4 Feb. 2014
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Great value for money fast delivery
a film a can watch over and over again
I would recommend it to friends
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Roberts on 4 Jun. 2014
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If your a fan of Gerard Butler, you will love this film.
It's funny, sad but overall a really good film.
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By Ms T TOP 100 REVIEWER on 26 Mar. 2015
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I'm not usually a fan of sports-themed movies but found myself really enjoying this romcom.

The story follows the main character, played by Gerard Butler in his post-football-fame days. It follows his struggle to find something to do with his life now that he's no longer playing football for a living, and also follows his relationship with his ex and the son they have together. Other Hollywood greats like Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta Jones all make small humorously quirky appearances in this film too, which I enjoyed.

Overall, it's a sweet (slightly predictable) romcom that's sure to please many a romcom fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P...ed on 9 Feb. 2014
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would say that this is just about watchable,was brought as birthday present for misses,both of us found it little boring but like said worth watching....once!!
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