Playing for Keeps is an upcoming comedy/drama film starring noted actors Jessica Biel, Gerard Butler, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones. This film also features a touch of romance involving George (played by Gerard Butler), a former soccer star who is going through a challenging time in his life. He is looking for a way to rebuild his relationship with his son and ends up coaching their soccer team. George’s attempts to become a whole new “adult” are met with different challenges when he discovers that most of the soccer moms are trying to pursue him. Let’s check this hilarious movie entitled “Playing for Keeps”
“Playing For Keeps Starring Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel
The way we see it, Gerard Butler has a coin that he flips when it’s time to choose a role. If it lands on one side, he does a bloody action thriller along the lines of 300, RocknRolla, Gamer or Law Abiding Citizens. But if the coin lands on the other side, he does a predictable romantic-comedy along the lines of The Ugly Truth, P.S. I Love You or the upcoming Playing for Keeps, which co-stars Jessica Biel and just dropped its first official trailer:
First, let’s focus on the reasons Keeps might be worth watching. Butler’s not a terrible actor. He just makes terrible choices when it comes to certain roles. But Keeps director Gabriele Muccino made the heartfelt tearjerkerThe Pursuit of Happyness, so it’s possible that this picture taps into a similar up-by-your-bootstraps mentality and becomes the feel-good movie of the holiday season. (It comes out in December.)
Then again, did you see that trailer? Oy. A former soccer star watching his beautiful ex-wife (Biel) move on? ESPN coincidentally looking for an expert soccer commentator … and knowing the former sportscaster (Catherine Zeta-Jones) who might be able to help Butler get the gig? Yeesh. Too early to wave the white flag?
Look, there’s definitely an audience out there for pre-packaged happiness that seems to be offered up by the likes of Playing for Keeps. And they’ll likely devour this movie with a spoon. But the competition in December includes Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables, Judd Apatow’s This is 40 and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty. Maybe if all of the above were sold out, we’d give Keeps a spin … but even that’s not a guarantee.”
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It is also worth mentioning that Playing for Keeps is directed by Gabriele Muccino who is known for his beautiful and touching film starring Will Smith entitled: The Pursuit of Happyness. I guess people are really looking forward to his new movie this December 7th 2012 when it hits the cinemas. So make sure you check out all the upcoming news for Playing for Keeps in the days to come and don’t forget to check out the latest trailer for this new comedy film.
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