'Playing for Keeps' Trailer: Spoiler -- I Can Summarize Gerard Butler's Entire Movie in 101 Words
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Playing for Keeps Trailer: Spoiler — I Can Summarize Gerard Butler's Entire Movie in 101 Words

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | August 8, 2012 | Comments ()


Gerard Butler has a new movie coming out with the very real-looking android bot, Jessica Biel (technology has come so far!). Good News! You don't even have to watch the movie, because the trailer gives the whole thing away. I mean: Everything.

It's about a former pro soccer player reduced to coaching his son's soccer team. He's a major screw-up as a husband and provider, but he's a great dad. His ex-wife (Biel) is set to remarry, but he's still hung up on her. Suddenly, he gets the chance to become an ESPN soccer commentator, thanks to Catherine Zeta-Jones' character. He kind of messes around with her, then realizes that he needs to be a responsible father, shows up at his ex-wife's wedding, and talks her out of getting hitched and getting back together with him.


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  • Soooo off base. It's a Zombie movie. A whole new type of zombie movie...

  • $27019454

    Since Dear Frankie is on my short list of Movies I Can And Do Watch Over and Over, I feel bad for Butler. What happened to him since he played that laconic drifter? From that movie, he seemed like he was headed for a career in roles that Viggo turned down due to "scheduling difficulties." But no. He turned out like a puffy bufoon ex frat guy. Such a waste.

  • cinekat

    Oh Dustin. Surely 64 words would've sufficed for this?

  • googergieger

    I keep forgetting Butler exists. Like I don't dislike him. I"m pretty indifferent to him. Loved him in Rock N' Rolla actually. Still I keep forgetting he is a thing.

  • Quatermain

    The most unrealistic part is where ESPN cares enough about soccer to hire a 'soccer commentator.'

  • frank247

    Gerard Butler is from my hometown.
    Hell, I even know someone that shared a flat with him.
    We're practically the same age, and I've maybe even been in the same pub as him at some point.

    I wish his career had been as successful as mine, and mine sucks.

  • phase10

    I just kept thinking about playing with my own boys...

  • ,

    Well, then, stick your hand in your pocket and have at it.


  • phase10

    And time. I knew I wasn't wording that right for this crowd.

  • bleujayone

    You bring the clips and quotes of lame-ass plots to my desktop screen. You
    insult my intelligence. You threaten your audience with predictability and schlock! Oh, I've chosen my movies carefully, Butler. Perhaps you should have done the same! This is balderdash! This is mediocrity! THIS....IS.....SOCCER!!!!!

  • pumpkin

    Ugh, Butler is on my "I'm ashamed to say I find him attractive" list.

  • I figured when I clicked this article I'd just see the word "lame" written 101 times. I suppose your synopsis works just as well.

  • Samantha Klein

    So? Does the fact that it's predictable automatically mean it's a bad movie? I mean, let's face it: if it had Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams in it, you'd all be lined up with your sleeping bags and teddy bears already.

  • Groundloop

    Well, I'm lined up with my sleeping bag and teddy bear. Though I'm not sure what I'm lined up for. Maybe if I'm the only one, I'm not "lined up" so much as "standing". Anyway. My therapist tells me that I carry the sleeping bag and teddy bear in an attempt to recover a sense of security that I had as a child, but have since lost, but I think she's trying to trick me into not saving my fingernail clippings in my right front pocket. And I'm not switching them to my left front pocket. No way, no how. That pocket is for for eyelashes.

    What was our point again?

  • Carrie/Teabelly

    No. No no no. Even if it didn't star two of my least favourite people ever (Jones and Butler), no.

    And why must they do that with trailers? Just attempt to leave a little mystery why don't you? Even if it is a romantic comedy.

  • Maguita NYC

    I don't understand how a studio allows this! Isn't the point of a trailer is to wet your appetite, and NOT to resume a movie for you??

  • Fabius_Maximus

    I don't know, maybe that is the point. People who like to watch romantic comedies don't go to the theater because they want to be surprised. They want to know beforehand if a movie follows the formula they are accustomed to.

  • Lindzgrl

    I like how that little girl cheerfully announces that her sister died. Because kids aren't emotionally attached to their siblings in any way and will consider the death of one to be an interesting fact they can announce.

  • TK

    Not it!

  • TK

    Whichever one of you downvoted that - you can just go to hell and die.

  • zeke_the_pig

    So that's how he keeps those cheeks so nice and puffy - children line up and he sucks out their brains.

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