Monday, April 4, 2016

year 5 day 119

movie: Playing for Keeps
starring: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel
genre:Drama, Comedy,
format:Netflix Canada

plot:When a former soccer player decides to coach his son's local team, he finds himself the center of attention from all the soccer moms.

As good as an actor as Butler is, he can't seem to get a handle on the romantic genre. It might be the leads they are pairing him with, as there just doesn't seem to be any kind of chemistry at all, making the jokes less than workable.

The only workable joke is the running gag that everyone looks at the building he's living in, and assumes the whole building is his house, when in fact he's just renting the smaller guest house. At the heart of this, is a guy still in love with his exwife, who is about to marry someone new. That's really all this story is, and how the Butler character reacts to the news.

what did I learn? I don't think I learned anything this time around, it all just seemed to dull my senses.

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