Trouble With the Curve

(PG-13) ★★★☆☆

Clint Eastwood plays Gus, an aging Atlanta Braves baseball scout whose eyes are failing and whose contract is up. Amy Adams, who is getting better by the movie, plays Gus’ workaholic lawyer daughter, Mickey, who has daddy issues. Mickey joins Gus in North Carolina and attracts the eye of another scout and former player, played by Justin Timberlake. A wholly predictable and yet serenely enjoyable film.

Suggested Next Read

A Long Walk on the Wild Side

Reading

A Long Walk on the Wild Side

By Chantal Corcoran

Back in February, when Cheryl Strayed last appeared in Las Vegas (she spoke on a panel about female novelists for UNLV’s Black Mountain Institute), nobody had really heard of her. She had a well-received but largely unknown novel, Torch (Houghton Mifflin, 2006). She had a week previously relinquished her anonymity as (unpaid) advice columnist Dear Sugar for the online magazine, The Rumpus. And she had a memoir, Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Knopf, $26) that was a month away from being published.

DTLV

RunRebs