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    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Just stay away. It's awful. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    As a movie, it's not much. But it's the best showcase for his charm that Butler has ever had. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The shenanigans of randy soccer moms and their obnoxious blowhard husbands are intended as comic relief. But the sappy plot of this formulaic romantic comedy is just as silly as its inane attempts at farce. show more

  • 38
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    This saga of a former soccer star coaching his son's team in order to worm his way back into the heart of his ex-wife aims to be warm and funny. Alas, it is mechanical and exhausting, like a windup toy of a monkey crashing together cymbals for 106 minutes while incrementally winding down. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Perhaps, if this movie fails, studios will finally accept that we all deserve better. Biel knows it already, and Butler keeps up in their scenes together. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Farber The Hollywood Reporter

    This is a good premise for a comedy, but somewhere along the way, it got diluted and turned into a sappy, feel-good story of family togetherness. show more

  • 30
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    Style can be a risky thing in a movie like this, which aspires above all to inoffensiveness. Originally titled "Playing the Field," which was deemed too racy, this rom-com would have been more aptly renamed "Running Out the Clock." show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jessica Biel all but steals the show as Stacie. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A sloppy, poorly focused comedy. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Though the script takes pains to paint George as a passive boy-man, there's just not enough lovable here and too much of the thoughtless lout. Butler beware: In acting as in soccer, if you keep taking dives, sooner or later you pay the penalty. show more

  • March 16, 2013 Raymond
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    Butler is hot Movie is not....

  • February 02, 2013 eobar
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    Light in plot, touching with witty humor

  • December 22, 2012 ye00000000102415
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    See This Movie at FLY27 COM ,

  • December 19, 2012 loisog
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    Maybe a 2 1/2. We didn\'t leave, but it was not great.

  • December 16, 2012 phpoling
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    Excellent movie!! Way better than long boring movie of The Hobbits!

  • December 14, 2012 yp00000000133913
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    Boring.

  • December 13, 2012 jenniemcleodk
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    Excellent little film. While it may not be Oscar worthy, it made a great point. All Dad\'s who have been absent need to see this film! Wake up!

  • December 12, 2012 rsroyal
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    No Oscar for this, but fun to watch simple plot

  • December 11, 2012 ax00000000131950
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    I loved it, it was right up there with the best sports movies. It made me become a baseball fan.

  • December 11, 2012 ilvoespunky
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    i thought it made sense at times. i wouldn\'t want to see it again.

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