Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve Information

Trouble with the Curve is a 2012 sports-drama film directed by Robert Lorenz and starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, Matthew Lillard, and John Goodman. The film revolves around an aging baseball scout whose daughter joins him on a scouting trip. Filming began in March 2012, and the movie was released on September 21, 2012.

This was Eastwood's first acting project since 2008's Gran Torino and his first acting role in a film he did not direct since 1993's In the Line of Fire.


An aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout named Gus Lobel (Eastwood) is given one last assignment to prove his worth to the organization, who sees him as unable to adapt to changes in the business. His boss and friend Pete (Goodman), who does not want to see him let go, asks Gus's daughter Mickey (Adams) to join him on the trip to make sure he's okay, against Gus's wishes. Together they scout a top new prospect in North Carolina, where Mickey begins to take an active role in her father's work to make up for his failing vision, which he has hidden from his bosses. Along the way Gus reconnects with Johnny (Timberlake), a rival team's scout who has a friendly history with Gus, as Gus was the man who scouted him when he was a baseball player, and who also takes an interest in Mickey.




Filming began in Georgia in March 2012.

Locations included:

  • Georgia Tech
  • Atlanta: Virginia-Highland neighborhood including George's restaurant.
  • Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.
  • Macon, Georgia, Luther Williams Field, former home of the Macon Braves
  • Dawsonville: Amicalola Lodge
  • Young Harris: Young Harris College baseball fields
  • Athens: College Ave & Clayton streets
  • Dunwoody High School: Baseball Fields
  • Jasper, Georgia


Trouble with the Curve has received mixed reviews. Review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes reported that 51% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 169 reviews, with a rating average of 5.7 out of 10. The consensus reads, "Though predictable and somewhat dramatically underwhelming, Trouble with the Curve benefits from Clint Eastwood's grizzled charisma and his easy chemistry with a charming Amy Adams." At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the film has received a rating average of 59, based on 30 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews".

Home media

Trouble with the Curve was released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 18, 2012.

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