Main Players: Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman
General Gist: A veteraned baseball scout gets some (unsolicited and unwanted) help from his daughter when he realizes his eyes are starting to go and needs help keeping his job.
So that whole thing about not going to a movie this past week? Yeah, we lied. We were both going out of town and didn't really think we'd be able to work one in. As luck would have it, we were able to work one in AND go with our brother and sister-in-law. Perfect!
I'll just start out by saying I really enjoyed this movie. I've always been a fan of Amy Adams. I think I've liked her in almost everything she's been in. She sort of comes off as this American Sweetheart type actress but I'm always surprised when she can be a little rougher around the edges. She had a little bit of that edge in this one. I can't say whether I really like or dislike Clint Eastwood but he was a good fit for the role of grouchy dad/ baseball scout. Together, they were spot on. And Justin Timberlake is always good to me. I think he is talented and just plain funny. I liked him as the love interest.
This movie had a little bit of everything. It was serious (I teared up many times), if was funny, it had love and sports. How could you go wrong with that? My sister-in-law, who is sort of picky when it comes to movies, loved it. My brother said it was good but didn't quite rave like we did. Take that how you will.
Deb's Rate: Friday Night
Preview: Since we actually had a movie to review we'll post the infamous Bonus Reviews later this week.