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A Romantic Movie Review: 'Playing for Keeps'

Updated on January 14, 2020
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Linda's been passionate about writing poetry and other genre's since she was a young girl writing in her journal.It is her healing elixir.

Looking for a Romantic Movie-Look no Further


Cast of the Romantic Comedy

Playing for keeps has an all star cast:

  • Gerard Butler
  • Dennis Quaid
  • Jessica Biel
  • Uma Thurman
  • Judy Greer
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones
  • James Tupper

My Top 11 Romantic Movies

  1. The Notebook
  2. Sleepless in Seattle
  3. Pretty Woman
  4. Gone with the Wind
  5. The Wedding Singer
  6. Dirty Dancing
  7. Titanic
  8. You've Got Mail
  9. Love, Actually
  10. 10 Things I Hate About You
  11. When Harry met Sally

Plot of the Movie

The leads in this romantic comedy are played by Jessica Biel (Stacie) and Gerard Butler (George); a divorced couple with a young son played by Noah Lomax. The story line goes like this: Ultra handsome and charming Ex-husband George Dryer is a washed up soccer pro who comes back home to the Virginia suburbs. He's broke and down on his luck but desperately wants to re-build the relationship with his adolescent son Lewis. In order to spend time with his boy, he agrees to coach his losing soccer team. George's attempts at growing up and shedding his bad ways are hindered from a group of soccer mom's who want a piece of the handsome, retired soccer star.

Pro's and Cons of my Review

Unfortunately, the movie doesn't provide many surprises. It plays out like your typical clich'e romantic comedy. After watching dysfunctional drama's and trists play out, in the end, the family unit prevails. Mom, dad and son get back together despite many near misses due to George's blunders.

On the bright side of my review, I shamelessly admit it's a 'feel good' movie. It's December, a time of seeing the positive side of things. This all star cast is captivating to watch and I'm a sucker for a good romance. How can you not like a movie that ends with the family back together. If your looking for a romantic comedy; albeit predictable, this is a 'must see' holiday movie.

Movie Review

4 stars for 'Playing for Keeps'

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