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Is it Worth Your Time
Yes. Trouble With the Curve is and excellent movie.
What Should I Watch it On?
You can enjoy Trouble with the Curve on regular DVD. While Blu-Ray might be nice, it’s not necessary for this kind of movie.
What Did You Think Without Spoiling it?
Trouble With the Curve is not necessarily the most memorable movie, but it is a good movie. Clint Eastwood does a great job playing a crotchety old man and the relationship between Eastwood and Amy Adams is a very believable father-daughter duo. While the plot may be predictable, you’re so caught up in the emotions that it doesn’t really matter.
Why it Works
The dynamic between Adams and Eastwood is dynamite. The emotions are palpable. You can see that both want to reach out to the other, they just don’t know how. In the beginning it seems that the only thing the have in common is baseball, but little details throughout the movie show that they’re more similar than either thought. Timberlake plays a good love interest for Adams and he can really sell that boyish charm. Are there cliches in here? Oh yes. Let’s just say almost swimming in a lake at night when it’s not a horror movie. You can guess where it goes from there. This might be a movie on baseball, but it’s more about the strained relationship between a father and daughter and how they come to terms with their own lives and each other after the truth is revealed. That is the biggest moment in the movie because it’s the first time that both finally understand each other.
It’s pretty formulaic. There’s no real surprise about the baseball or love portion of the story. While I wouldn’t qualify some parts of this movie as “happy,” overall it’s a feel good kind of movie. Everything turns out all right and everyone’s happy. It’s not a bad thing, but it does make the plot entirely too easy to predict.
Overall, Trouble With the Curve is a great movie for baseball and non-baseball fans alike. Maybe it’s not the most inspiring sports movie, but it is a good watch and worth a rental.
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