Movie Info Long past his soccer-playing heyday, George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is struggling financially and failing in his attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and young...
Playing for Keeps is about as formulaic as a romantic comedy can get, and goes light on both the laughs and spark. Thurman, Zeta-Jones, and Greer give it the old college try, but the story doesn't require them to do much more than look Butler up and down and then wait for a chance to pounce.
"Playing for Keeps" tells the story of a has-been soccer star whose career is foundering and his income has hit rock bottom, but who is a completely nice man with none of the character flaws that soccer stars, even Scottish ones, have been known to possess.
Playing for Keeps asks difficult questions like these but provides no satisfying answers. Full Review. Graham Young Birmingham Mail. January 4, 2013 If this was a biscuit, it would be an own-label ...
Nov 21, 2012 · Playing for Keeps: Film Review. ... That was the genesis of Playing for Keeps, ... The early comic scenes with the soccer moms are the movie’s most promising, but the picture quickly drops the ...
Playing for Keeps is a decent one-time watch only for the very gorgeous Gerard Butler. The film not only revolves around but also depends solely on his 'sex appeal' and it scores there. On the flipside, the rom-com/chick-flick is way too formulaic, clichéd and predictable for your liking.
- Gerard Butler
- Gabriele Muccino
Dec 07, 2012 · But while George may grow up in Playing for Keeps, the movie itself stays mired in juvenile attitudes. In it, sex is not treated as part of or even prelude to a deep commitment, much less marriage. It’s simply something to be done as a pick-me-up in a spare hour or two.
A movie doesn't have to be the best movie ever made to strike a chord with fans, and that's what I think Playing for Keeps is. Even though you know where things are headed and you pretty much know how they're going to get there, you still want to stick around to the end to see how it all plays out.
Playing for Keeps (2012) - The story follows George Dryer (Gerard Butler), a former soccer player who goes back to try and patch things up with his son (Noah Lomax) and estranged wife (Jessica Biel) – who is engaged to remarry someone else – and ends up coaching the boys' soccer team. He becomes the subject of fascination and desire by every bored house wife in town, especially the ...