"A computer doesn't know if a player has instincts!" We take it the writers of "Trouble With the Curve" don't believe in "Moneyball."
Clint Eastwood plays a somewhat softer version of his "Gran Torino" character (he only yells two or three times and gets into only one bar fight in the trailer) in this tale of a going-blind baseball scout who reunites with his somewhat estranged daughter (Amy Adams) while on one last assignment. Meanwhile, she falls for dad's younger colleague (Justin Timberlake), who introduces her to the joys of doing crazy things like jumping into lakes in the middle of the night.
While it probably won't hit it out of the park, "Trouble With the Curve" looks like a pleasant enough tearjerker, one made all the more credible by that terrific cast, which also includes John Goodman and Robert Patrick. Eastwood, God love 'im, is still in fighting shape as he makes his first appearance in a movie he didn't direct himself since 1993's "In the Line of Fire."
Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Trouble With the Curve" takes you out to the movie theater starting Sept. 21.