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Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps
  • 2012
  • US
  • 106 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
  • Cast: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid
  • UK release: 1 January 2013

George (Butler), a former football star, tries to reconnect with his estranged wife (Biel) and son (Lomax) by coaching his son’s soccer team, if he can only fight off the town’s soccer moms (Zeta-Jones, Thurman, Greer). A formulaic redemption story in which the characters lack dimensions and the outcome is predictable.

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Playing For Keeps

18 Dec 20122 stars

A rigidly formulaic and shamelessly sentimental romcom starring Gerard Butler

Gerard Butler has fared pretty badly when it comes to tackling romantic comedies (if you dare recall The Ugly Truth and PS I Love You) and his latest film doesn’t improve on his record. A predictable tale of redemption, Playing for Keeps is a…

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