Rashid Irani's Review: Playing For Keeps
Playing For Keeps
A star-studded comic romance is in the offing as Gerard Butler, Catherine Zeta Jones, Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel star in Playing For Keeps. Check ...
A former sports star George (Gerard Butler) who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's soccer team as a way to get his life ...
Jessica Biel plays Butler's love interest Stacie in the film.
Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler in Playing For Keeps.
However, George's attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive, restless and gorgeous soccer moms who pursue him at every turn. ...
The film stars Catherine Zeta Jones plays one of the irresistable moms in Playing For Keeps.
Playing For Keeps also stars Uma Thurman and Dennis Quaid.
Direction: Gabriele Muccino
Actors: Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel
Teetering between banal romance and juvenile humour, Playing For Keeps is a major disappointment from the director of The Pursuit of Happyness (2006).
Some raunch turns out to be the only unusual element in the plot about the shifting balance of power between a down-on-his luck soccer star (Butler) and his ex-wife (Biel).
He lands an assignment to coach his son’s school soccer team and the screenplay becomes a regressive male fantasy with every yummy mummy throwing themselves at the coach.
The chemistry between Butler and the cougar moms (Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones) never quite crackles. In the midst of all this, the hunk manages to bond with his estranged wife and son.
Ho-hum! The subject of separated couples reuniting has been done time and again on the Hollywood screen. Give it a break, please.