Monday, October 8, 2012

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Movie review - Trouble with the Curve

I haven't met an Eastwood movie I didn't like, and this was no exception.  Eastwood and baseball filmed in Georgia, what more do you need?

Clint Eastwood is showing his age, but he's still got it!  From an emotion scene where he became trembly-lipped and choked up, to his grumpy old man impression GRRRR…, from the cemetery scene to the barroom fight, classic Eastwood all the way.  I don't think I have ever seen him emotional before, and did you know he can sing?  

Sure, there were no horses or 357 magnums, but who needs those props when you have great actors?  Of course there was the flashback (loved it!) to a younger Clint in a fight - possibly a Dirty Harry clip from the cutting room floor?   

Mr. Eastwood had no problem carrying the film on his own, but he had a lot of help from a great supporting cast - John Goodman, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, even his real-life son, Scott Eastwood, was one of the ball players.

This is a movie about baseball and it was filmed all around Georgia, on baseball fields in Jasper and Young Harris, at an old motel in Dawsonville, on the streets of Athens and Atlanta

So if you like good movies and good actors and baseball, check it out.  See if you recognize any of the locales.  It has mixed reviews, some calling it a strike out, but I think it is a home run!



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