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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  21 September 2012 (USA)
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An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.

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Gus is a baseball scout. The team he works for thinks he should retire. He asks them to let him do one more scouting job to prove himself. His friend, Pete, asks Gus's estranged daughter, Mickey, if she could go with him to make sure he's OK as his eyes are failing. The doctor tells Gus he should get his eyes treated but he insists on doing his scouting assignment, which takes him to North Carolina. Mickey decides to put her work on hold to go with him and she wants him to explain why he pushed her away. Whilst there he runs into Johnny, a scout from another team who was a promising player Gus once scouted. Johnny and Mickey take an interest in each other. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Whatever Life Throws at You

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Drama | Sport

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Rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking | See all certifications »

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21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$12,162,040 (USA) (21 September 2012)

Gross:

$35,754,555 (USA) (7 December 2012)
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Baseball coordinator Aimee McDaniel said of working on this movie: "We worked with Amy Adams for four or five days, and by the end of that time, she looked like she'd been catching baseballs her whole life. To have an actress of that caliber just throw herself into something like that made my job easy. And the rest of the cast was equally devoted". See more »

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Gus' scratch next to his eye, with butterfly strips, is gone two days later with not the slightest mark remaining. See more »

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[first lines]
Gus: [at the toilet] Okay, come on now. Come on, boy. Let's not take your sweet-ass time about this. Jesus. Okay, that's it... Ah, good. Don't laugh, I outlived you, you little bastard.
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Referenced in Mrs. Eastwood & Company: A Band of Eastwoods (2012) See more »

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Distance
Written by 'Christina Perri (I)' and David Hodges
Performed by 'Christina Perri (I)' featuring Jason Mraz
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Well Worth Seeing
21 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just got back from seeing this movie, and I enjoyed it very much.

I'm not a person who follows sports, and even though baseball terms were thrown around, I had no problem keeping up with the story. The casting was phenomenal; each character was portrayed perfectly by the actors.

The story may be a little cliché, but it was enjoyable all the same. The plot is about a father and grown daughter trying to reconnect over baseball scouting. There is drama, laughs, and even a few tears along the way.

I highly recommend this movie.


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