Blu-ray, DVD Release: Trouble with the Curve

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 18, 2012
Price: DVD $28.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.99
Studio: Warner

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Amy Adams and Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve.

The unstoppable 82-year-old Clint Eastwood (J. Edgar) returns in Trouble with the Curve, a 2012 sport-drama film in which Clint co-stars with Amy Adams (The Fighter), Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits), John Goodman (The Big Lebowski) and Matthew Lillard (The Descendants). It’s Clint’s first acting role in a film he did not direct since 1993’s In the Line of Fire.

Clint portrays Gus Lobel, an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout given one last assignment to prove his worth to the organization, which sees him as unable to adapt to changes in the business. Against Gus’s wishes, his daughter Mickey (Adams) joins him on a trip to scout a top new prospect in North Carolina, where Mickey begins to take an active role in her father’s work to make up for his failing vision, which he has hidden from his bosses. Along the way Gus reconnects with Johnny (Timberlake), a rival team’s scout who has a friendly history with Gus, who scouted him when he was a baseball player. Johnny also takes a notable interest in Mickey.

Beloved though he maybe (along with Timberlake, or so I’m told), Clint didn’t bring the crowds for his latest movie (which was directed by Robert Lorenz, incidentally). The film rang up a modest $34 million at the box office following its wide opening in U.S. theaters in September, 2012.

The Blu-ray/DVD Combo includes a pair of featurettes: “Rising through the Ranks” and “For the Love of the Game.”


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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.