Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps

Romantic comedy with Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Gerard Butler as a luckless and divorced former soccer star who returns home to rebuild his life and reconnect with his son. Looking for a way to rebuild the relationship, he gets roped into coaching the boy’s soccer team. But his attempt to finally become an "adult" are side-tracked by temptations from the attractive soccer mums who pursue him at every turn. From the director of The Pursuit of Happyness.

2012Rating: M, offensive language105 minsUSA
ComedyRomance
76%
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Variety

Variety

press

A modestly affecting reconciliation drama wrapped in a so-so sports movie by way of a misogynistic romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps can't stop tripping all over itself.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

None of it is especially credible or engaging.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Pretty much from the assembly line.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You hope Butler will find a movie that will give him the right material to make hearts truly beat faster.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Attractive actors can't redeem a sodden script.

Variety

Variety

press

A modestly affecting reconciliation drama wrapped in a so-so sports movie by way of a misogynistic romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps can't stop tripping all over itself.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

None of it is especially credible or engaging.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Pretty much from the assembly line.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

You hope Butler will find a movie that will give him the right material to make hearts truly beat faster.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Attractive actors can't redeem a sodden script.

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