I’m a baseball fan and a Clint Eastwood fan so it was pretty much a slam dunk that I would go to see “Trouble With the Curve.” Eastwood plays a baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves. John Goodman is his boss and Justin Timberlake is also in the movie. Usually I like Timberlake, but he was annoying and awful in this movie.
To call this movie “predictable” would be the understatement of the year. That doesn’t necessarily make it a bad movie, because it’s not. What it does make it is tedious and slow paced at times. That, and a wildly unrealistic ending made “Trouble With the Curve” made me feel like, “meh,” as the kids would say in a text message.
If you’ve ever seen Eastwood in “Grand Torino,” he plays pretty much the exact same character. The word curmudgeon comes to mind. Editor’s note: That is the first time I’ve ever typed that word and I nailed the spelling on the first try! Anyways, the movie centers around Eastwood’s strained relationship with his daughter. I think she is played by the woman who played Ricky Bobby’s assistant in “Talladega Nights.”
This movie falls into the “harmless” category. And since I had some well-deserved time off, I slinked into the theater on a Friday at noon. Upon entering, I realized I was the only person there! I was excited because I had never been to a movie where I was the only person there. I was going to pretend it was a private screening. I was also considering talking back to the screen. Alas, my dreams were crushed when some guy came into my theater ten minutes after the movie started.
Trouble With the Curve
2.5 out of 5 stars
River Cities Cinema
Fruit Punch Gatorade with a splash of Sierra Mist and popcorn