Playing for Keeps

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Synopsis: Read on IMDB

Should you watch this movie? Hell, no! It just pains me to say it because it is a movie starring my beloved Gerald Butler. If you are a huge fan of my boyfriend Gerry, just wait till it’s on TV and you don’t have to pay for it. In the meantime, watch 300 or P.S., I Love You if you feel in the mood for a little romance.

PosterGeorge Dryer is former football legend (soccer if you are in the U.S.) whose career is in the gutter and has some serious trouble making ends meet. His relationship with his son Lewis is not great due to him not seeing him a lot growing up. Neither is the relationship with his ex-wife Stacie, who’s already moved on with her life and is even marrying her current boyfriend. George returns to Virginia to be closer to his family and finds himself the coach of his son’s soccer team. The two start getting closer, but his chances of being a responsible adult keep getting thwarted by a bunch of soccer moms pursuing him.

This movie has quite the ensemble cast, but you and I know very well this is not a condition that’ll make a movie successful (especially and American movie. The British have done way better on this end). It pains me to see this movie and for my beloved Gerry to have stooped so low. Not even performances by brilliant actors, such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Uma Thurman save this. Comedic moments where very few, and complete cheeseball moments plenty. Needless to say, it was pretty predictable. Sure, not all movies need to be of Oscar worthy writing and pedigree, in fact, most good family fun flicks don’t even qualify for the Academy. But at least you want a better written story, especially with such amazing cast.

I know Gerry can do better than this…

Paola’s mood after watching this movie:
meh face

In reality, it should’ve been this one , but it wasn’t out of love for Butler

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