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Amy Adams Delivers, Timberlake doesn't screw it up, Plot Works,
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Amy Adams owns her role and is totally convincing. Justin Timberlake has been fairly mediocre in his acting career thus far, and is given just enough of a role in combination with good directorial coaching to perform adequately; how much of this is based on him virtually playing himself is questionable. Eastwood's roles are something of an enjoyable cliche, but he goes on to show a lot more emotional depth than was evident in Gran Torino. John Goodman is also a welcome face.
I have no knowledge of Amy Adam's baseball expertise, but she sells her role expertly. She seems genuine at all times, something which is difficult and rare when you are selling an artificial expertise you don't own (guessing that regardless of any baseball knowledge she has, that her character is on the extreme end of that) Example are special forces soldiers in movies who don't know how to handle weapons and speak jargon and regurgitate dialog that anyone associated with the infantry or spec-ops community would laugh at.
The plot develops evenly, the characters seems to change as the plot progresses (perhaps because many of the scenes were shot in order), and the resolution is satisfying.
On the whole this is a pretty good movie, not a great movie, but pretty good one. The film ended and I was left satisfied; there were no loose ends to tie up, and no feeling that something was missing.