Written October 29, 2014
This movie was just not up to par. Not sure if it's even worth a rental. The story was not good and the comedy was flat. Do not recommend. Don't waste your money. :)
Written October 26, 2014
I really loved the entire movie! Gerard Butler and all the other actors are really good. Its a great romantic comedy. The different relationships exposed here are interesting and place the main actor faced to funny challenges and choices, what he really wants in life...
Written July 08, 2013
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Written August 20, 2014
This story and screenplay are barely mediocre. The talent does their best with the material they've been provided but that's not much. The one redeeming value I found was the family first message that's delivered most sincerely. If you're into matinees and can see it at a discount, it's probably a fair trade sort of outing but no way should one pay an evening's ticket price. As hard as it is to actually write, and since I tend to give all films the benefit of the doubt based on differing tastes in films among audience members, I cannot recommend this one. You should probably wait for the stream or rental option. You'll be glad you did.
Written January 29, 2015
When critics write about Gabriele Muccino‘s English language movie 'Playing For Keeps' they’ll say all the wrong things. They’ll call it generic, artificial, formulaic, and predictable.
Yeah, sure. But they won’t tell you the good things about it. It’s sweet. It’s romantic. It’s got marvelously handsome Gerard Butler not holding back with his irresistible Scottish accent. It’s got real kids saying real kid things and not mouthing off to adults or swearing. It’s free of bathroom jokes, ridiculous antics that involve senior citizens hip hop dancing and offensive jokes about projectile vomiting, Viagra, or binge drinking. It’s nice; is that so wrong?
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