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Trouble With The Curve

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Clint's baseball drama is the anti-Moneyball

Consider Clint Eastwood’s first acting gig in four years the anti-Moneyball.

Where Brad Pitt’s pic was all about modern tech, Trouble With The Curve argues that “anybody who uses computers doesn’t know a damn thing about this game”.

It’s sentiment over cynicism as Eastwood’s scout butts heads with daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) in a by-the-numbers drama that uses baseball as set-dressing.

Humdrum plotting aside, Robert Lorenz’s directorial debut shows that Eastwood’s still got it – a graveside sing-a-long guarantees sniffles – while Adams is a fiery Lois Lane in embryo.

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