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"TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE"
(2012) (Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams) (PG-13)


Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Mild
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons Minor
Imitative Behavior Heavy
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) None
Profanity Heavy
Sex/Nudity Moderate
Smoking Heavy
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A veteran baseball scout's failing vision causes his estranged daughter to help him watch a hot prospect.
PLOT:
Gus Lobel (CLINT EASTWOOD) is a veteran baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves, but young upstart associate director of scouting Phillip Snyder (MATTHEW LILLARD) thinks it's time to put the old man out to pasture, and he's trying to convince GM Vince Freeman (ROBERT PATRICK) to replace Gus with computer stats. That doesn't sit well with Pete Klein (JOHN GOODMAN), Gus' longtime boss and friend, although he's noticed some issues with Gus of recent.

Accordingly, he contacts Gus' daughter, Mickey (AMY ADAMS), and alerts her to the fact that her dad might lose his job, which is all he lives for. Mickey, a lawyer in an Atlanta law firm with a strong shot of being named a partner, wants little to do with her father due to their past issues. But guilt eventually forces her to head to North Carolina to help Gus scout hot high school prospect Bo Gentry (JOE MASSINGILL).

Despite his situation, Gus isn't happy to see Mickey and doesn't want her help, but reluctantly allows her to stay. Her baseball knowledge comes in handy and it also impresses rival scout Johnny Flanagan (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), a former pitcher who Gus previously recommended for the team and who had a promising career until an injury ended that.

He takes a liking to Mickey, but she doesn't have time for him as she's always working on her latest case when not watching games with Gus and trying to let him know how his past behavior scarred her. As they try to sort that out, a budding romance develops between Mickey and Johnny, all while Pete tries to keep the Braves front office from retiring the veteran scout.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they enjoy baseball movies and/or are fans of anyone in the cast, it's a good bet they'll be interested.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking.


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