'Playing for Keeps' Has No Game
The only wide release movie this week is so bad there is a good chance it's on the way to home video by Christmas.
Gerard Butler plays a divorced ex-jock who needs to be a father to his kid in the terrible romantic comedy "Playing for Keeps."
Jessica Biel plays his ex-wife who just happens to be getting remarried. Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones play a couple of horny housewives who can't resist Butler. Dennis Quaid has a small role as a creepy team soccer dad who loves throwing money around.
This may be one of the worst romantic comedies I have ever seen. Butler is a decent actor but this is not his finest hour. He stumbles though the movie as a good-looking, bumbling fool.
The notion that no woman in town, even those who have suffered most from his womanizing, can resist this hunky, dim-witted, loser guy is, well, offensive and even misogynistic.
So much acting talent is wasted on this film, and your time will be too. The Flick-O-Meter gives "Playing for Keeps" a one out of five.
The movie is so bad I didn't want to waste your time either; that's why I've kept this short.
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This film is showing at the Movie Tavern in Tucker... if you really want to see it.