Trouble With The Curve Review
Trouble With The Curve Review
Watch Resident Evil 5 Online. Trouble With The Curve, the directorial debut of Robert Lorenz, is almost the exact opposite of Bennett MillerÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Moneyball. Watch Step Up Revolution Online. One is a bold story about a man who identifies a broken system and tries to break through the status quo by introducing a new approach to baseball scouting using statistics, algorithms and technology. The other is about a veteran scout who outright rejects any kind of new system or ideas in favor of the aforementioned status quo. Watch The Expendables 2 online. But the most important difference between the baseball dramas is that one is a compelling, well-made movie with something to say, while the other is as fresh as a twelfth inning ballpark hot dog and half as entertaining. Watch Resident Evil Retribution Online. The problems start with the script. Written by Robert Brown, the story follows Gus (Clint Eastwood), an Atlanta Braves scout who discovers he is losing his eyesight and goes on what could possibly be his last scouting trip. Watch Snow White and The Huntsman Online. Joining him is his lawyer daughter Mickey (Amy Adams), not only to make sure that heÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s alright, but to also try and bond with him and get some answers to lifelong questions. ItÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s a too-familiar father-daughter story, but the issues run much deeper than that. Watch Ted online. The characters are all clichÃ�Â©s Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ from Mickey being the standard workaholic, emotionally unavailable female lead to Justin TimberlakeÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s Johnny, a young, hot-shot, up-and-coming scout who looks to Gus as a mentor and takes a romantic interest in his daughter Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ and their motivations and actions often donÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½t make sense(for example, Gus goes to see a doctor when he first has trouble seeing and then ignores the doctor's advice to see a specialist because he doesn't trust doctors). Wat ch Brave Online. The antagonists Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ namely the computer-centric younger scout played by Matthew Lillard and endorsement deal-obsessed player (Joe Massingill) that Gus travels to look at Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ are cartoonishly douchey; the third act turn is foreshadowed to death; there are two dance sequences written within five minutes of each otherÃ¢ï¿½Â¦the list just keeps going.
While Adams does manage to put in a solid and honest performance, digging deep to find emotional moments for her rote character, the script, direction and editing actually makes you worry about the talented cast. ThereÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s a scene early in the film where John Goodman, who plays GusÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ pal and colleague, visits his friendÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s home for a chat and the dialogue is as atonal as a middle school play. Given EastwoodÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s well-known directorial habit of rarely doing more than two or three takes of any shot, itÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s not hard to imagine that Lorenz, who long served as EastwoodÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½s first assistant director, took the same approach. Hopefully the lesson heÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ll take into his next project will be to shoot a few more for safety.
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