Playing for Keeps (2012)

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Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps (2012)
720p BluRay Rip | MKV | H.264 @ 4.4 Mbit/s | 1280x536 | DTS 5.1 @ 1536 Kbit/s 48 KHz | 1h 45m | 4.37 GB
Genre: Comedy, Romance | Language: English

A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps (2012)

Gabriele Muccino's Playing for Keeps, an awkward mix of sports and suds, exists primarily to keep the Gerard Butler contingent happy. Fortunately, the Scottish actor gives a likable performance, speaks in his native brogue, and boasts the kind of lean physique that comes from back-to-back athletic pictures (in Chasing Mavericks, he played a surfer). Though he once enjoyed a successful soccer career, Butler's George now struggles to make ends meet. The action begins after he moves to Virginia to reconnect with his son, Lewis (appealing newcomer Noah Lomax), though he's ultimately hoping to reunite with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), except she's engaged–and still bitter about his past infidelities. When George catches sight of Lewis's soccer coach slacking off, he steps in and wins over players and parents alike. So far, so good, except the way talented actresses like Judy Greer, Uma Thurman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones throw themselves at him registers as more pathetic than amusing. The real heavy of the piece, however, isn't Stacie's nice-guy fiancĂ© (James Tupper), but the insanely jealous millionaire (Dennis Quaid) with the lonely wife (Thurman). If the male-female machinations feel familiar, the movie comes alive whenever George spends time with the kids, an outspoken group who recall the wiseacres of Bad News Bears, except Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness) spends more time with the predictable adults and their predictable problems. But for those who just want to hang out with a handsome Scotsman for 107 minutes: Playing for Keeps gets the job done. –Kathleen C. Fennessy

Playing for Keeps (2012)