Preview: Playing for Keeps (2012)


An ex soccer star struggles to be a better dad for his son while juggling the chance to become a professional sportscaster.

  • Poster: C-


I'm running out of ways to call posters "generic" and I'm not quite sure what to do about it. This is another one. Take that as you will.

  • Trailer: C+


Gerard Butler looks like he's turning on the charm for the first time in quite awhile, but everything about this trailer design just screams "old hat." Down-on-his-luck sports star can't find the big break, but finds all he ever needed with his young son while trying to get back with an ex. It's Real Steel without the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em robots.

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Release Date:

  • December 7, 2012