Playing For Keeps

By alanbige
Written September 16, 2014
I liked 'PFK' a lot. Very simple. Quite well done. Happy-ending predictable. I find nothing wrong with that if the project is well crafted and fun as this one is. However, if you know it's going to have a happy ending going in, it can cut down on your enjoyment. Therefore, I don't think you should read a film review -- even a lousy review like this one -- until AFTER you've seen the movie... or not at all. The little kid is terrific. The kid-soccer coverage is fun and well edited. The music is well done and well thought out, particularly the piece that runs with the end credits. Every one of the cast did a fine job -- particularly Gerard, Biels and Quaid. It looks like everyone had a fun time making the movie. That came through for me. I would not pay more than $5 or$6 to see it -- candy, soda, popcorn included. The Shreveport, LA locations look great with the wide, digital projection and super multi-plex sound. It makes sense to wait for the DVD. Have fun. Thanks. ae
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Playing for keeps

By lauriebuf
Written August 30, 2014
I brought my 12 year old daughter to this movie because she plays soccer and I thought it would be a good soccer inspiring movie. I was very wrong! Instead, it was all about moms throwing themselves at the "ex-soccer player" coach and the coach trying to get his ex wife back all the while sleeping with the players mothers and disappointing his son. It was actually very disgusting. For the life of me I don't understand why Hollywood feels the need to drowned family movies with "adults behaving badly" substance. Are the writers just so desperate for material that this crap is the only thing they can come up with? Even the all star cast can't save this movie. Don't waste your money! Instead stay home and rent "Rudy" or "Remember the Titans" if your looking for a sports inspiring movie like I was.
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Fun Rom-com

By laura383
Written December 09, 2012
I didn't expect to like the main character, but Gerald Butler played the former soccer star from England perfectly. Great accent and demeanor, very like-able. It reminded me of the Russel Crowe in an early movie Mystery, Alaska. Cute movie, perfect for date night.
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Playing For Keeps, more like Lose All Faith in Gerard Butler Movies

By sherigardner
Written December 12, 2012
Grrr... Not again. Gerard, what happened to you?? You used to pick good movies & play great characters. You need a new agent. The only reason I gave this movie a 3 and not a 1 is because the actors were OK. The writing sucked, the plot was played out & it was all extremely typical and predictable. The characters were not lovable & a romantic comedy like this, with a beefcake like Gerard, ya gotta pine to the ladies! I gave no sympathy to his part, since he couldn't keep his wang in his pants for 2 seconds, even though he claimed to be trying to get "the Love of His Life" back. Yeah, yeah.. the ladies threw themselves at him (understandably) but he could have gained more respect & compassion if he could have at least found a funny way to get out of the situations without boning every lady in town. Gross. Not attractive at all. I used to have a girl-boner for him, but was VERY happy to go home to with MY MAN at the end. No Gerard fantasies for me tonight. Dennis Quaid was funny.
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Great of Gerard Butler and boy, everyone else seemed miscast

By firedep
Written August 01, 2014
Great acting by Gerard Butler and boy. Jessica Beil was believable but completely boring. Dennis Quaid and Uma Thurman seemed completely miscast, and their characters were stupid - they seemed very out of place in these roles. I am a big romantic comedy fan, but this left me very disappointed. I'm afraid I cannot recommend to others. :(
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