Clint Eastwood co-stars with a chair (just kidding) in a feel good anti-Moneyball baseball tale
82 year old Clint Eastwood almost gets to be a slacker here because for the first time in 19 years, he just stars in this one- he leaves the directing duties to a good friend.
Eastwood plays Gus, an aging baseball scout who is about to be put out to pasture. With his critical eyesight failing, estranged lawyer-daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) joins him on what could be this last scouting mission. Justin Timberlake plays a rival scout.
Eastwood still effortlessly tears up the screen. And Amy Adams is a good fit.
This is a corny, old-school, feel good, predictable sports movie. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s like an old shoe. It feels great and while far from perfect and certainly not cool- well- it’s effective and warmly comfortable.