WHATEVER LIFE THROWS AT YOU.
When aging baseball scout Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) gets one last assignment, his estranged hotshot lawyer daughter (Amy Adams) comes along for the ride, hoping to improve their relationship. When his longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz decided to make his directing debut, Eastwood agreed to come out of retirement and play a character that fits him like hand in glove. The film is a pleasant study of an old man who’s still got it, and the movie also works in a potential romance between Adams and Justin Timberlake. Genial, but needs passion.
2012-U.S. 111 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Michele Weisler. Directed by Robert Lorenz. Cast: Clint Eastwood (Gus Lobel), Amy Adams (Mickey Lobel), Justin Timberlake (Johnny Flanagan), John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard.
Trivia: Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon were allegedly considered for Adams’s part.