Clint Eastwood came out of quasi-retirement for this? On one hand, it’s understandable—Trouble with the Curve is the directorial debut of Robert Lorenz, his long-time production partner. On the other hand, this looks like pure, stitched together Hollywood cheese. Dig the trailer below.
Trouble with the Curve is the story of an aging baseball scout who is charged with checking out a new ballplayer, but Clint’s character has begun to lose his eyesight. Add to that, his estranged daughter (Amy Adams), joins him on the scouting trip.
The basic premise—and the trailer—basically set this up to be a story in which various characters are forced to learn various life lessons together, while at the same time wedging in baseball-as-life metaphors and a romantic comedy subplot with Justin Timberlake. Check it out:
So there you have it—Eastwood must come to terms with the death of his wife, living in his autumn years, and the fact that his daughter is a grown woman. Adams must learn to forgive her father for mistakes he made when her mother died and blah blah blech. You’ve seen it before.
Trouble with the Curve also stars Matthew Lillard and John Goodman, and is set for a September 28th release.
What do you think of the trailer?