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“Trouble With the Curve”? Nothing ~

If  you’ve read the Ronni Redmond “bio” elsewhere on this blog you already know I have an emotional connection between my love of baseball as it relates to my dad.  Most women and a lot of men probably feel this way and that’s one of the reasons I think this movie is going to be a real hit at the box office.   I’m not a real Clint Eastwood fan and if I had been, his speech at the GOP Convention last month would probably have taken care of that.  No, I don’t really think this movie has anything to do with Clint Eastwood.   Eastwood was the main character, but let’s face it, a lot of salty old guys could have played the part.

“Amy Adams with Clint Eastwood”

Amy Adams is the real star of the film.    I only choked up a few times so didn’t really need a Kleenex,  and the movie’s pretty predictable except for the ending.  I didn’t see it coming and I loved it!

I was surprised that the preliminaries on the “Trouble with the Curve” scored only a 5.5 out of 10.  Not a lot of romantics out there I guess, or maybe patrons are comparing the new baseball movies to last year’s “Moneyball” which isn’t fair ~ Moneyball was a true movie based on a lot of statistics and this movie could be true, but isn’t.  As far as I know it’s just a good old-fashioned chick flick with (base)balls.

The Trouble With the Curve?  If you’re an Amy Adams fan, and even if you’re not, absolutely nothing.

The Best All-time Baseball Movie? ….. You Decide!

There’s nothing better than a bucket of buttered popcorn and a good baseball movie .  I’ve seen a lot of them and up until a month ago my very favorite was probably “For Love of the Game” with Kevin Costner.  Who wouldn’t love Costner in a baseball movie?  He’s such a “guy” as Kelly Preston tells him in the movie.  It’s about the perfect game and except for some flashbacks the entire story takes place in one day on a quest for the perfect game.  I’ve seen it at least seven times and will undoubtedly watch it seven more.

Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"

But on November 24 this year I could hardly contain myself waiting for “Moneyball” to open.   I waited for it with excitement and anticipation like a kid on Christmas Eve waiting for Christmas morning,   especially after reading the book.  And I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading