My roomie Christopher and I saw Trouble With The Curve starring Clint Eastwood earlier this evening.
When I heard that Eastwood would be in another acting role, I was excited. I thought Gran Torino was going to be it. So I welcomed another chance to see him on the silver screen. Clint should have quit while he was ahead.
Trouble With The Curve had a lot of trouble with the plot which was clunkier than a baseball glove that hasn’t been broken in. You could see everything coming as if it were a straight fastball. The plot barely had any twist much less a curve.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s nice to see John Goodman get work again and the baseball trivia sections were cool. Amy Adams reciting the starting rotation of the 1971 Baltimore Orioles was downright sexy.
But as far as baseball movies go, give me Bang The Drum Slowly, The Natural or Field of Dreams.
All things considered, it was fitting that the theater had a lot of empty chairs in it.