Written August 28, 2015
I am surprised by the number of negative ratings for this movie. I found the acting to be very good. The female lead is a natural and there is nothing forced in her line delivery or affect. I didn't know anything about Justin Timberlake except that I was not a fan of his music until I saw him on SNL and thought he was good at delivering comedy and not a bad actor. He did a nice job in this film.
Clint Eastwood has become a bit stiff in his old age, but he IS Clint Eastwood and I like him.
Baseball fans will enjoy the plot and those looking for a love story and family dynamics story will like it. It is a good film without being too corny. It is appropriate for most age groups (perhaps over the age of 13 or so). There is no sex, but some bad language.
Go see it.
Written February 01, 2015
I went into this movie thinking it would be an at best a D+ dud as Clint Eastwood is aging rapidly! ( although I still LOVE him!) I was pleasantly surprised with how good the movie was AND made me feel upon leaving! Clint Eastwood STILL HAS IT even at his tender older age!! Even though his gruff character was a little depressive and grim alot of the time (but comical at the same time), he pulled it off making it a 'feel good' movie! I was glad I made the choice to go see it and I recommend it to all!
Written November 30, 2015
What a wonderful, caring, delight. The cast is fantastic, I didn't think Clint Eastwood could outdo his performance in Grand Turino but he managed it once again! What a fabulous movie.
Written February 14, 2016
At first I didn't know what to expect from this movie but once I heard that Clint Eastwood was in it I knew I had to see it. This movie is funny, dramatic, and sad at the same time and surprisingly Justin Timberlake does an excellent job. All in all, GO SEE THIS!
Written October 17, 2012
Some critics and reviewers need to separate their political views from a movie review! The movie is an all round movie for many viewers not just a select audience. It's about people that work in baseball and their family relationship not just baseball. All the actors delivered their characters just as they should have. You will see the club,feel for the loss, dislike the jerk, and hope for healing and love. The movie was just the right combo of drama, comedy and love with enough baseball thrown in to satisfy baseball fans (not fanatics). The only bad thing about the movie is a line that mentioned the Kardashian family. I liked this movie so much I will buy it when it comes out on DVD.