(KCBS) – PLAYING FOR KEEPS (PG-13) – Gerard Butler looks and sounds like an actor who should be making good movies, but it rarely happens. Take Playing for Keeps…please!

We meet the charming, handsome Mr. Butler as a soccer star who has missed the goal as he tries to get his life back. Along with getting a career recharged, he is trying to rebuild a relationship with his young son and ex wife. He begins to coach his son’s soccer team while trying to get a job in sports broadcasting. Unfortunately, this guy is easily confused, and the soccer moms are in pursuit of him – along with a pushy soccer dad.

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Co-stars Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman, Dennis Quaid and Catherine Zeta-Jones are wasted in this silly, cliched, predictable movie.

KCBS Entertainment Reporter Jan Wahl:

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See right now recommendations: Lincoln, Life of Pi, Flight, The Sessions, Argo, Hitchcock.

DVD/home viewing recommendations: The Dark Knight Rises, Hope Springs, The Odd Life of Timothy Green.

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