I’m going to be out of town for a while so The Wife and I went on a date last night.
We went to see the new Clint Eastwood movie “Trouble with the Curve”.
I have a lot of respect for Mr. Eastwood for everything he’s accomplished in his life, both on the screen and off. I think he’s one of the few good role models in Hollywood. Although there are a few of his early movies I’ve never seen and a couple I didn’t enjoy, on the whole, he’s had a very successful career both as an actor and a director, and some of his work, including most of his more recent stuff, has been absolutely phenomenal.
Granted, he’s a little one-dimensional as an actor. You won’t see him playing the soft-cuddly type or a metrosexual weakling much, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. I do respect actors who have a good range and can play various types of roles equally well, but I also think that it’s important for people to recognize their limitations and stick with what they do well.
Mr. Eastwood has done that. He knows what types of roles he fits and those are the roles he stays with…and does them VERY well.
With all that said, Trouble with the Curve isn’t an action flick and there’s no mystery to solve…some might even consider it a “chick flick”. It doesn’t cover important world events or portray major historical figures. It’s actually a very simple story about the relationship between a tough, crotchety old man and his daughter; but it is very good. I enjoyed it thoroughly and so did The Wife.
Another fine effort by Mr. Eastwood both as an actor and as a director. Definitely worth seeing if you like real life drama type movies.