Posted on 9/22/12 01:23 PM
Cliched and predictable? Yeah, but since when was there a rule that every movie had to be original and inventive to make for an enjoyable time at the movies? Trouble with the Curve is carried by a great cast that manages to keep its melodrama at bay, making for a touching little family story that's sure to strike a nerve with anyone who has actually been through something similar to our lead characters, or knows someone who has. Clint Eastwood revives the persona of one of my all-time favorite roles of his, Walt Kowalski from Gran Torino. He basically grumbles and growls his way through the movie, further solidifying my desperation for him to play an old Bruce Wayne in the Batman Beyond movie that WB is taking too long to make. He has already more than mastered the infamous "Bat-growl".
Amy Adams (aka the future Lois Lane) is delight as always, making the perfect counterpoint to Eastwood's grumpy old fart. Justin Timberlake moved past 'bringing sexy back' and has become one of my surprisingly favorite young actors in the business today. He's had quite a few hits with me now; The Social Network, Alpha Dog, Friends with Benefits, and now this. I don't know what to say for the poor reception this film has recieved. Like I said, it's cliched and predictable, but not enough to make it a bad movie. At least in my opinion. See it for yourself, be your own judge.