Movie review is a very important aspect of a movie as it gives a general information about a given movie and we can be able to understand what people think about a given movie. In this part we are going to cover a movie review on Trouble with the curve. We will then compare two reviews and establish the similarities and the differences between the two reviews. Trouble with the curve is a smooth and a successful family resolution drama that is set against the background of expert baseball. The film presents a sprightlier and a more consistent Eastwood than the furniture whisperer.
There are several reviews of the movie and different professional have managed to express their varied opinions on the movie. Becky Kirsch for instance reviews the movie by taking an insight over on the effects of the movie. She then makes a summary as follows:
a. The movie tries to go in too many directions – she analyses the movie as one that has varied view points. For instance, the movie can be viewed as a drama about a damaged relationship, it can be viewed as a romantic comedy about a young scout called Johnny, it can also be viewed as a comedy about a crotchety scout who is loosening his eyesight before retirement. The way the movie is set therefore according to Becky can easily confuse the audience as the theme of the movie is hidden in all the different points of view.
b. The movie is boring – according to Becky, the most interesting part of the movie which revolves around baseball shows up when it is too late. This therefore leaves the rest of the movie with very little to admire. She summarizes this by saying that most parts of the movie are boring.
c. It’s all kinds of cheesy – Timberlake who is one of the main characters in the movie portrays a sense of being cheap and unpleasant in the movie. He even dances and Eastwood even fall victim to the sappier moments of the film.
Generally, Becky majors on the negatives of the movie. She mainly covers the movie’s undoing and not on the positive parts of the movie.
Mike Scott on the other hand gives a plot summary of the movie by giving insight coverage on all the characters in the movie. He gives a snapshot of the movie and then states what works in the movie. He also shows what doesn’t work and how each of the characters contributes towards the setting of the movie. He then summarizes the movie by taking a look at the plot setting of the movie and all the parties involved including the director of the movie and the starring personalities. His review is quite different from the one offered by Becky as he gives an unbiased opinion on the movie unlike Becky who mainly covers the undoing part of the movie.
Becky Kirsch, Trouble with the Curve Movie Review: The Three Strikes Against Trouble With the Curve; 2012
Mike Scott, Trouble With the Curve' movie review: Baseball drama is a crowd-pleaser, The Times-Picayune 2012