Friday, March 22, 2013

Playing for Keeps (Movie)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

A burnt-out soccer star tries to win back his family but gets distracted by his wandering eye in this romantic comedy starring Gerard Butler. His bank account drained and his libido fatigued, professional soccer player George (Butler) hangs up his cleats and heads back to Virginia. Determined to do right in the eyes of his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and their lonely son (Noah Lomax), George takes a job coaching a local soccer team and begins working to form the young players into true athletes. But with every cougar in town eyeing him from the sidelines, George finds that staying focused on the job and keeping his prurient impulses in check are easier said than done.
My thoughts:
There were really no surprises in this movie, but it was nice to see George finding out that family is more important than everything else.  It is so easy to get distracted by flashy things and fun, and for George by women who kept throwing themselves at him, that it is easy to forget what is really important at the end of the day.  George has spent years mostly worrying about  himself, so coaching his son's team and spending time with him don't always come easily, but they change who he is and how he sees the world. 

1 comment:

  1. Other than Dennis Quaid I like most of the cast, so I may actually watch this one.