• Leatherheads (2008)


Release Date: April 4th, 2008

DVD Release Date: September 23rd, 2008

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

Dodge Connolly (George Clooney), captain of a 1920s football team, wants to give the sagging sport a boost and capture the country's attention. He recruits Carter Rutherford (John Krasinski) to play for the team. Carter is not only a war hero, but he is also fast, handsome, and guaranteed to pack the stands with fans. Newswoman Lexie Littleton (Renée Zellweger) goes digging for dirt on Carter, while both Dodge and Carter try to score with her off the field.

Cast: George Clooney, Renée Zellweger, John Krasinski, Jonathan Pryce, Stephen Root, Max Casella, Tommy Hinkley, Robert Baker

Director: George Clooney

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Casey Silver Productions, Smoke House

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Offbeat, Love, Endearing, Rise, Office, Amusing, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Wall Street Journal

    There's a jaunty score by Randy Newman, and Clooney, as always, has charm to burn, but here, he's off his game. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Leatherheads is most on its game when it's in the game, and in the zone of Clooney's no-bull affection for the faces of his actors. show more

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Clooney, the film's director and star, can't make up his mind how to approach the story. One minute it's a romantic comedy. Then it switches to slapstick, then to screwball comedy before sliding into Frank Capra territory. show more

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