• Playing for Keeps (2012)

Playing for Keeps

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

Keywords: Son, Playful, Underdog, Love, Transformation, 2010s, Lighthearted

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Stephen FarberThe 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 JenkinsNPR

    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 EbertChicago Sun-Times

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

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

Similar Movies

He's Just Not That Into You
He's Just Not That Into You

Baltimore-based friends and lovers, all in their 20s and 30s, try to navigate their way through the complexities of modern relationships. Beth (Jennifer Aniston) wants commitment from Neil (Ben Afflec...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
Love Happens
Love Happens

Dr. Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) is a self-help guru who is on the verge of a lucrative multimedia deal. But there's a problem: though he advises his patients to confront their pain, Burke has never com...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer
A Lot Like Love
A Lot Like Love

When Oliver (Ashton Kutcher) and Emily (Amanda Peet) meet on an airplane, they feel an instant connection, but agree that they're wrong for each other. As the years pass and they live their separate l...

Stream OnlineWatch Trailer