What do Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams and Justin Timberlake have in common? You guessed it! A sports movie! Trouble With The Curve is a decent, borderline believable, tough and tender sports film about baseball and boys and dads and daughters and living life in general and life and living in specific. That’s how good this film is.
Eastwood is, well, Eastwood. He’s a gritty and grumpy, beaten and beleaguered baseball scout who still has a little left in the tank. His daughter, his gutsy but girley protégé, is sent by a family friend to look out for him, but it’s the Dad that makes up for lost time and ends up finally looking out for his little girl. And then there’s the love interest. Timberlake plays the boy next door who comes in just at the nick of time to save them both, and ends up getting saved himself.
So if you like Eastwood, and I finally do, and can stomach Timberlake, who’s more than a decent actor, and an amicable and antagonistic Amy Adams, then you’ve got yourself a movie. All you need now is a date.
Life can throw you curves. And most of us, if not all of us, have trouble with the curve. We have trouble with our faults and our fears and our doubts and our dreads and our qualms and our quagmires. But thank God for grace. God’s grace helps us with the curves of life. When we can’t seem to get a hit, and we strike out and luck out and bottom out, God helps us.
So, if you’re having trouble with the curve, get up and look up and give up the curves that life throws you. Stop swinging at nothing and whiffing at the wind. Give your curve to God. Just surrender to Him and give God your curve. He can handle it better than you.