Playing for Keeps (2012)

IMDb 5.7

“Playing for Keeps” is a 2012 romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino and starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, and Uma Thurman. The film follows the story of George (Gerard Butler), a former professional soccer player who has fallen on hard times and now works as a sports commentator.

After moving to Virginia to be closer to his estranged wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and their son, Lewis, George volunteers to coach Lewis’ soccer team. In doing so, he begins to reconnect with his son and tries to win back his wife, who is engaged to another man.

Meanwhile, several of the soccer moms, including Patti (Uma Thurman), begin to show romantic interest in George, creating a love triangle. As George navigates his personal life, he also receives a job offer to become a professional soccer player again.

The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast, while others criticized the predictable plot and cliched storyline. Despite its mixed reviews, the film was a moderate box office success, grossing over $24 million worldwide.

Duration: 105 min.


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