Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus--who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat--refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country's hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus's objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his. Forced to spend time together for the first time in years, each makes new discoveries--revealing long-held truths about their past and present that could change their future.
- Robert Lorenz
- Randy Brown
- Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard, Scott Eastwood, Joe Massingill
Lorenz ... lays in everything methodically, fully, but without much invention or energy; you can imagine each plot development ten minutes before it arrives.David Denby, New Yorker, 10.07.2012
This isn't the worst performance Eastwood has given in his 57-year career, but it's his least inspired in about a decade.James Berardinelli, ReelViews, 09.22.2012
[There] are powerful scenes, not because of what we've invested in this pleasant film, but what we've invested in Eastwood.Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger, 09.21.2012
Trouble With the Curve" is a solid double down the line.Richard Roeper, Richard Roeper.com, 09.22.2012