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Playing for Keeps (2012) Movie Information

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Gabriele Muccino


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





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A former pro athlete decides to capture his former glory by coaching his son's soccer team. But he finds himself the best plays are off the field when the player's bored, gorgeous mothers start going after him. -- Chris Kavan

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“It’s the accent!”

Gerald Butler does a great job playing the a Scottish soccer player George who was a legend in his time loved by all struggling to put his life together both professionally and personally after retiring from the game. He decides to move to Virginia, the town where his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel as a dowdy brunette) and 9 year old son Lewis (Noah Lomax) live with the intention of hooking up and spending quality time with his son and winning his ex-wife back who just so happens to have a new fiancé, Matt (James Tupper).

Despite aspiring to be a sportscaster of the local news affiliates, he winds up becoming the soccer coach to help his kid's team, after he notices the current coach is forever on his cell phone talking and advising the kids to kick the ball "with their toes." (really??...

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