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Trouble with the Curve (2012)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lucious (as Ray Anthony Thomas)
Jack Gilpin ...
Phillip Sanderson
Nathan Wright ...
Drunk Fan
Billy Clark


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Curvas de la vida  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$35,754,555 (USA) (7 December 2012)

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Did You Know?


Clint Eastwood said about himself acting in this film about aging in an interview: "You get to a certain age, you're just glad to be there. You have to be a realist so you try to look for roles that are within the age range you are in. It would be kind of ridiculous if I wanted to play a 35-year-old guy. I've enjoyed the journey to this stage and I intend to enjoy the rest of the journey". See more »


Length of Gus' cigar when he talks with Mickey in front of the motel. See more »


[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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You Are My Sunshine
Written by Jimmie Davis
Performed by Clint Eastwood
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Great Drama
20 September 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A great film for sports fans and non sports fans alike. Great drama and acting by Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams. They really make a believable father and daughter. Justin Timberlake was also good as a washed up pitcher turned baseball scout. It follows a story of a baseball scout (Eastwood) who is getting towards the end of his career, and scouting the potential number one pick for the Atlanta Braves. Eastwood is definitely getting up there but he can still act and plays this part perfectly. The film moves along good, and is enjoyable from start to finish. It has laughs, drams and some romance. Great for a couple or for the family. An added bonus if you're a baseball fan. 8/10.

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