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Playing for Keeps Movie Quotes

Updated June 8, 2017 89 votes 29 voters 11.1k views10 items

"Playing for Keeps" movie quotes tell the tale of a former soccer star who in an effort to get his life back on track, finds himself in demand as a soccer coach, dad and potential suitor for soccer moms. The romantic comedy film was directed by Gabriele Muccino and written by Robbie Fox. It released on December 7, 2012, in the United States.

In "Playing for Keeps," viewers are introduced to former soccer pro George (Gerard Butler), who is now down on his luck and looking to take back control of his life. George starts by rebuilding his relationship with his son Lewis (Noah Lomax) and trying his best to win back his ex-wife Stacie (Jessica Biel). George tries all kinds of cheap tricks to win back Stacie but that's complicated by the fact that she's engaged to another man, Matt (James Tupper).

George is soon roped into coaching his son's soccer team as his expertise in the sport eclipses that of other coaches. As George is helping the kids, he becomes the center of attention and attracts the eye of the fellow soccer dads (including Dennis Quaid) and the soccer moms (including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer), the latter bunch who try to seduce him. But when George finally gets an opportunity to get back into his professional career, he's forced to choose between the spotlight and his family.

If the rom-com of "Playing for Keeps" is not quite up your alley, there is plenty of other great films in theaters at the same time including "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Silent Hill: Revelation 3D," "Chasing Mavericks," "Alex Cross," "Smashed," "Sinister," "Seven Psychopaths," "Argo," and "Looper."
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    Back By Seven

    Back By Seven
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    George: "Hey, can I take him for dinner after?"
    Lewis: "Yeah, come on mom. What if we're back by seven?"
    George: "What if we're back by seven?"
    Stacie: "Okay fine, seven"
    George: "Seven it is. Don't worry. Say 'bye mom.'"
    Lewis: "Bye mom"
    George: "Bye mom"

    In a typical interaction with his ex-wife Stacie, George picks up his son, Lewis, for a visit. After a little negotiating, George and Lewis drive off for a day of fun plus some dinner.
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    How To Shoot

    How To Shoot
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    George: "Hey, kiddo, give me the ball. Okay, anybody want to know how to shoot?"
    Lewis: "Dad, what are you doing?"
    George: "No, it's fine. Any of you guys want to score some goals this season?"
    Kids: "Yeah"
    George: "Okay, so first of all you need to know what you don't kick the ball with your toe. You plant your foot here and you follow through on the laces, okay? You gotta put your foot down and follow through."
    Kids: "Whoa!"
    George: "Who wants to learn how to do that?"
    Kids: "Me! Me!"

    George may have his personal life in a mess but that doesn't change the fact that he is a talented soccer player. This comes in especially handy when he takes it upon himself to help out with his son's soccer team.
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    Mom's Getting Married

    Mom's Getting Married
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    Lewis: "Are you upset mom's getting married?"
    George: "Yeah, but Matt seems like a nice guy."
    Lewis: "I've decided I'm not going to call him dad."

    George has a hear-to-heart with his son Lewis right before George's ex-wife and Lewis' mom Stacie marries another man. George takes the high road and is pleasant when talking about this other man, Matt, but is happy when he hears that Lewis is not overly excited about the move.
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    What Might Have Been

    What Might Have Been
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    George: "You ever think what it might have been like had I not screwed it all up?"
    Stacie: "All the time I wondered. You were the most exciting thing that ever happened to me, George."

    Trying every cheap trick in his book, George constantly tries to win back ex-wife Stacy, including this time arriving at her house in the middle of the night in an expensive car. While Stacie admits to wondering about what could have been between them, clearly their history prevents any kind of happily ever after ending.
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