Written November 28, 2015
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 September 22, 2012
This movie is actually better than So-So, but not a definite Go. Clint is Gus, a baseball scout for the Atlanta Braves. He used to be considered one of the very best. His eyesight has gotten worse. Some of the boys in charge upstairs are wondering if he can still do the job including Vince(played by Robert Patrick) who would like to see him gone. The pressure is on for Gus (Clint) to get il right in scouting a hot prospect--Bo Gentry (Joe Massingill).
His daughter, Mickey, (Amy Adams), is approached by Gus's long-time friend and head of scouting for the Braves, Pete Klein (John Goodman) to find out if Gus still has what it takes.
Mickey and Gus have many unsettled issues and then Johnny (Justin Timberlake), new scout for the Red Sox, reenters Gus's life and so enters Amy's life.
Seeing Clint shed a tear or two might be enough for some to go see this movie. A young Eastwood (not Clint)can be seen at the start of the movie and a highly satisfactory ending are two more.
Written September 24, 2012
The movie was very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Please make sure to stay for the movie closing credits and listen to the very last song called "On My Way" written by Colby Pollard. Excellent song and befitting to the film. The song is going to be a hit.
Written September 30, 2012
Most Americans can relate to a good baseball story, especially when it involves a great interpersonal struggle and/or love story as expressed by actors with the talent to make it real. Clint, Amy, Justin and John hit a homerun here. Interestingly enough, trouble with the curve happens from both sides. My local paper labeled me as a "fireballer" but I never mastered the curve and my career ended in college.
Written August 28, 2015
Loved it! Clint Eastwood doesn't disappoint/ It is actually a feel good movie & people left the place smiling. Some even stayed in their seats savoring the moment. I love it & I'm getting good reports from fellow movie go-ers!