Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve movie poster

“Trouble with the Curve” stars Clint Eastwood as Gus Lobel, an aging scout for the Atlanta Braves. Although he’s been one of the best scouts in the business for decades, his age and failing eyesight are starting to catch up with him. Refusing to step down, Gus is given one last assignment to try to prove his worth to the organization: to scout out a top new prospect in North Carolina. However, because the front office of the Braves has serious doubts about his judgment, Gus’ boss and friend Pete (John Goodman) asks Gus’ daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to join him on the trip and make sure he doesn’t make a fool of himself.

Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in Trouble with the Curve

Gus and Mickey make quite a pair. Mickey, a workaholic lawyer who is on track to make partner at a high-powered Atlantic law firm, is seething with resentment for a lifetime of neglect from dear old Dad. For his part, Gus is less than thrilled that his daughter is taking time off from her career to try to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, Gus and Mickey both make new discoveries that could have a profound impact on each of them. Along the way Gus reconnects with a rival team’s hotshot scout, Johnny (Justin Timberlake), who, of course, falls for Mickey.

Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams in Trouble with the Curve

“Trouble with the Curve” was released on September 21, 2012 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Directed by Robert Lorenz from a screenplay by Randy Brown, the film is rated PG-13 for language, sexual references, some thematic material and smoking. Also stars Matthew Lillard and Scott Eastwood.

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