Written September 24, 2012
In early days this would have been an excellent programmer but because the quality of films is so bad this steps up to A Class. Many traditional archs to the characters and story but because they are so well liked you embrace their story. Well worth watching but nothing extraordinary, just really good film making.
Written November 27, 2014
Great movie, had us at tears one moment and laughing the next...Clint Eastwood never fails as one of the greatest actors of all times. Will recommend to all my friends!
Written December 20, 2014
I usually don't take the time to write reviews on movies, but I had to on this one!
My husband & I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It had some comedy, drama, and a little romance. I highly recommend it!! Clint Eastwood did an outstanding job! What a great cast altogether!!!
Written September 23, 2012
Contrary to several reviews, I did NOT find the movie slow, but rather appreciated it's willingness to develop a few characters. I read several negative references to Money Ball similarities, but wasn't that the point? Every plot/subplot could be boiled down to "it's not about the stats." In fact, the only negative note I had was that Mickey (Amy Adams) uses the phrase "it's not something you can put down on paper" on 2 different occasions when pushed by her "on paper" perfect boyfriend to be exclusive. It's like twice using a fancy adjective you looked up in a thesaurus and pretending you didn't notice. Justin Timberlake was irresistible (is there anyone who didn't love this character and his performance?). Eastwood's ability to subtly snarl and exhale at the same time was magnificent, even for Eastwood -- it may be Eastwood's new stereotype but who better to play the part? Loved the soundtrack. I'll never be able to hear You Are My Sunshine again without crying.
Written October 03, 2012
Three couples went last night in spite of the low rating by the critics. I had heard that Eastwood's character was similar to the one he played in GRAN TORINO. That IS always the character he plays...crusty but a softie on the inside. All of us truly enjoyed the movie. Our ages ranged from 55-72. Amy Adams was good, but Timberlake even more enjoyable.