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Monday, September 17, 2012
What Didn’t Work:
Despite the likable cast, “Trouble with the Curve” has a lot of problems, and most of them can be traced back to the script. This is simply a very predictable, ‘by the numbers’ story. You can tell exactly how it will end by watching the trailers alone. There are no surprises, no clever characters, or anything else to give it any real life. The couple of times the story does try something different involving Gus and Mickey’s back story or a surprise baseball talent, it feels very forced. The story is also quite repetitive. Gus has some problem with old age, Mickey attempts to help him, he grouches at her, then she gets frustrated and storms out on him. They’re then back together in the very next scene. It happens numerous times and gets old (no pun intended) fast.
Along with that, the dialogue is very awkward. Gus talks to himself (and his penis) and it doesn’t flow well…..the dialogue or the penis.
Posted: September 17, 2012 at 11:49 PM | 36 comment(s)
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