Playing for Keeps


Playing for Keeps
A former professional athlete with a weak past tries to redeem himself by coaching his son's soccer team, only to find himself unable to resist when in scoring position with his players' restless and gorgeous moms. While fending off admirers, he has to deal with his latent desires for his ex-wife, who is about to remarry. Critical reception in the USA was poor.

106 minutes.
Parental Guidance.
Comedy, Romance.
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Credits

Cast
Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Noah Lomax, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Director
Gabriele Muccino
ScreenplayRobbie Fox
MusicAndrea Guerra
CinematographyPeter Menzies Jr.
EditingPadraic McKinley
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
Made in2012
Produced byEclectic Pictures, Evil Twins, Millennium Films, Misher Films, Nu Image Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, romance
LanguageMild, frequent language
NudityNone
SexLow impact, infrequent, discreetly implied sexual activity
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseLow impact social drinking, infrequent
CommentsThis film has a mild impact due to complex and mature themes of family, love, divorce, soccer, relationships, parenting, disappointment and responsibility. These themes are not harmful, however they may be upsetting, disturbing and distressing to young and sensitive children, despite the film's entertaining value. Sexual activity is discreetly implied and due to the low impact of the scenes, 'S' has not been included as consumer advice.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some sexual situations, language and a brief intense image
Runtime105
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo quote iconRom-com lacks fluidity and honesty.
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els
5
Cape Times
Stephen Farber quote iconDreary, sappy story of family togetherness.
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconYou donít need to know more. Just stay away. Itís awful.
0
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconAs the old saying goes, ''Well, that's two hours of my life I'll never get back.'' Time is precious. Don't waste yours on a film like this.
6
Metacritic.com
25 critics
5
Rottentomatoes critics
81 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWitless, unfocused, and arguably misogynistic, Playing for Keeps is a dispiriting, lowest-common-denominator Hollywood rom-com.
1
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
7
Movie Review Intelligence
37 critics
6

What the People say

Internet
1882 Netizens quote iconSave this one for DVD
10

Average .. 26%

5

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