Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake and Amy Adams star in the Trouble With The Curve trailer

Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams in The Trouble With The Curve

I don’t know about you, but I got this overwhelming sense of familiarity watching the first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s new film, TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE.  I don’t know if it’s the fact this is yet another movie where Clint Eastwood struggles with getting old or another old-school-meets-new-school film, but I just feel like I’ve seen this before.  I’m also surprised that the father-daughter relationship between Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams was highlighted so prominently in the trailer since its September release date is obviously trying to capitalize on the end of the baseball season.  I would have expected the trailer to focus more on the baseball in the film and less on the relationship aspect.

In the film, Clint Eastwood plays an aging baseball scout that travels with his daughter to scout a promising young prospect.  While out, he meets a young scout (Justin Timberlake) that takes a liking to his daughter.  But Clint Eastwood’s character is constantly resisting the pressure to become more modern and everything culminates when he points out that the promising young prospect can’t hit a curve ball.  Hence the title; TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE.  As for the first trailer, I can’t say I’m that impressed.  It feels more like a late Netflix rental than something I’d go see in theaters on opening weekend, but with a cast like this, you can be sure it will feature some great performances.  I doubt the movie will be good enough to be seriously considered during awards season, but never underestimate the Academy’s love for Clint Eastwood.  It seems the guy can do no wrong in their eyes.

The Robert Lorenz directed film stars Clint Eastwood, Justin Timberlake, Amy Adams, John Goodman and Matthew Lillard.  TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE hits theaters everywhere on September 28th, just in time for the World Series.

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