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Any film that has a wild, no-holds-barred run for the goal post to the tune of HOLD THAT TIGER, ya gotta love!
While I found both the script and acting quite good I just couldn't get into this movie. I would recommend this to fans of screwball comedies.
This is a very funny movie and a very good record of how the football used to be. The movie is a smooth transition to the game we have today. If you want to see some romance and a kind of mystified war hero battle this for sure is the perfect movie to see...
A light-hearted comedy that you can relax with. Renee Zelwegger and George Clooney are great together!
Enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Good feeling to it and it moves along nicely.
Good: Leatherheads (2008) *** starring George Clooney, John Krasinski (from the Office) and Rene Zellweger; produced and directed by George Clooney – This movie is guaranteed to be nominated for best Costume design for it’s depiction of 1920’s apparel. And maybe even a supporting role for Rene; maybe. This movie is a romantic comedy set during the start of professional football in the U.S. The film does have its moments such as Rene’s wonderful depiction of the fast talking, smart mouthed reporter for the Chicago Tribune; the authenticity of a real football game during the 20’s with the leather helmets; and Clooney’s off the wall character reminiscent of his “Oh Brother Where Art Thou” persona. The only problem with the picture is that it was trying to be too many things all at once. Was it a football movie, a movie about the beginnings of football, a screw-ball comedy (for which Clooney based this film on), or a film about the ethics of reporting the news, or all of the above. There’s a wonderful scene in which the soldiers in a bar, after a brawl, sing “Over There” a song by the legendary George Cohan – wait for the last soldier to sing the verse solo as he’s nodding his head to his fellow soldiers; Clooney sure knows how to make’em. Another wonderful scene takes place during the coin toss of the new regulated professional football league – the referees make up the rules as they go along. And that’s where the strength in the film lies; it’s a cacophony of episodic moments loosely held together by a plot(s). Moments such as the ones described above, and Rene and Clooney’s persona’s make this an enjoyable film overall.