This past weekend, Charlie and I actually made it to a movie theater and saw Trouble with the Curve. Other than going to see children's films with Lily, it has been a long time since we've seen a movie in the theater. Not that we haven't tried. It just seems that every time we have enough time to do this, there is nothing I want to see. So, when Lily stayed the night over at a friend's house Saturday night, I jumped at the chance to go.
How was it? The movie was really good. It's not a blockbuster. I'd say it's a movie with an older style of writing, in that it's not all about action, the camera shots don't cut back and forth every 45 seconds, and the story (and characters) develop. Clint Eastwood played Gus Loebel, a crotchety, old baseball scout. (He's very good at crotchety. LOL) Amy Adams played his daughter Mickey and was very good. She has beautiful hair. Yes, I know I shouldn't have been thinking about that, but her hair truly was gorgeous. Every time she flounced off, which she did a lot, I noticed it and envied her hair. LOL I have never seen her in a movie. (I know, I know. I told you it's been a long time since I've seen a movie.) Her love interest, Johnny "The Flame" Flannagan, is the Justin Timberlake.
All of them do an excellent job in their roles. Clint's character evoked some memories of my own father. Not that my dad was ever as difficult to communicate with as Gus was, nor did my father have difficulties telling me he loved me. Perhaps it was just that Clint and my dad were from the same era and my dad enjoyed Clint.
It's a somewhat predictable storyline, but I didn't mind. There was a happy ending, some emotional ups and downs, and a... well, I won't ruin it for you.
If you like happy endings with a strong story and some emotional ups and downs, you'll enjoy this movie.
Despite the expense of the tickets, the popcorn and medium soda, the overloud sound system, and over half of the seats had broken armrests, it was lovely to just go out and enjoy my hubby sans child.
The entire evening was lovely, including the movie! I say go see it.