Saturday, December 29, 2012

Checking Out TROBLE WITH THE CURVE



Directed by Robert Lorenze. Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman.


The movie is about an aging baseball scout and his relationship with his daughter. The man (Clint Eastwood) is a baseball scout that is losing his eyesight and in general is an ornery old cuss who is set in his ways. While scouting he is up against the breed of scout that relies on statistics, and well, anything else the computer can do. But the old fart has a natural instinct to know who is good and who is bad.

He has a daughter that he more or less abandoned by turning her over to a relative when she was a child after her mother died. She, due to her own hard work and ambition became a successful lawyer, but during a professional  important time for her to be helping her firm she discovered her father needed her help even more. She also has the natural talent of sensing a good baseball player.

In one scene Clint Eastwood visits his wife’s grave and talks to the grave. Of course the grave didn’t respond. I told Anna, “Well, now we know where he got the chair idea”.

It was a good movie, the good guys won and bad guys either got fired or were humiliated. You also got to see some baseball, how the baseball scouting system works, and the green rolling hills of North Carolina. What more could you ask for?

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