• Playing for Keeps (2012)

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Release Date: December 7th, 2012

DVD Release Date: March 5th, 2013

PG-13|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Long past his soccer-playing heyday, George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is struggling financially and failing in his attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and young son, Lewis (Noah Lomax). When Lewis' soccer team has an opening for a coach, George steps up. Not only is George a big hit with the children, but he also attracts lots of attention from some of the players' single and unhappily married mothers (Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones).

Cast: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Judy Greer, James Tupper, Noah Lomax

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Eclectic Pictures, Nu Image, York Square Productions, Misher Films, Gerard Butler Alan Siegel Entertainment

Distributors: FilmDistrict

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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'Playing For Keeps' Trailer: Gerard Butler's A Soccer Star
'Playing For Keeps' Trailer: Gerard Butler's A Soccer Star

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