Written December 22, 2014
The writers did a great job, Eastwood and Adams performed flawlessly. the pain in the dysfunctional relationships is real, and the ending makes it all worthwhile. The audience laughed, cried and applauded during the movie. Your not just dazzled by graphics or the action, you get involved with the emotions. Which is so much more than a lot of the other stuff coming out of Hollywood nowadays. I want more movies like this. You will feel good after seeing this movie. See It! What little profanity there is, fits in with the intensity of the emotions and is not offensive as others who overuse profanity way too much. Take the kids too.
Written September 22, 2012
Go see it! You won't be disappointed! Great cast, great story, GREAT movie! It's a relationship story between a father and daughter, boyfriend and girlfriend, job and family. Women who love romance will want to see this one. Men who love baseball will want to see this movie. No blood and guts, shootings, or car chases. Just a great feel-good movie from beginning to end.
Written December 29, 2014
Clint Eastwood in my opinion, is one of the greatest directors, and has always been a great actor, from when he was young up to his current age, with age, he pics the right parts to play in a movie. The acting in this movie was good all the way around, Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, and John Goodman, along with other background actors were all on top of their game for this movie. The story was a good story, the little romance was also good, the only real flaw I had with this movie was the story in the story, the story on why Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood), had left his daughter with others in her younger years after her mother died, I feel that little bit of a story could have went in a completely different direction to add a little more to the movie, to me it kind of threw a negative mark against the movie with the reasoning for his leaving her, it just didnt belong in this movie. This movie had a really good ending, I would give this 2 1/2 stars out of 4 myself Enjoy :)
Written September 23, 2012
After all, how much longer are we going to get to see Clint Eastwood in a new flick? Just as cool old, as when young. I'll take seeing Amy Adams as much as I can too. I can't write like a strong critic when I am so biased with the two main stars of the film. But I can say I don't think too many people will be disappointed.
Written December 21, 2014
I am not sure who the critics were that said this was a mediocre movie, but they must have been asleep at the wheel!
This movie will make you laugh out loud, cry, cheer for the love story, or for the new player Micky finds. It had two bad guys, who by the way did an excellent job making us hate them. It had a terrific love story, kudos to Timberlake for being very believable as an X-pro and wannabe announcer he did a superb job. The best though is the father daughter relationship that was a grand slam home run. Eastwood and Adams were my dad and I, or the woman behind me and her dad. We all could relate to dealing with parents that are independent, outspoken, and hate the process of getting old.
As an aside, Goodwin plays such an understated role in this movie. He is bigger than life, you expect him to bring the house down.
If you love baseball, believe love can throw you a curve, and understand that families are flawed, this is definitely the movie for you.