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Trouble with the Curve Movie Quotes

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"Trouble with the Curve" movie quotes tell the story of an estranged father and daughter brought together for a baseball scouting trip that forces both to examine more than just the MLB hopefuls, but also their relationship. The sports drama movie released in September 2012 was written by Randy Brown, directed by Robert Lorenz and produced in part by Clint Eastwood, who also stars.

In "Trouble with the Curve," the Atlanta Braves have just a few short days to finish their preparations for the upcoming Major League Baseball Draft but are hindered by one scout in particular. Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) was once the best scout in the business but his age and inability to grasp technology, along with failing eyesight, has made the team wonder if he's still as good as he once was. Gus's boss Pete (John Goodman) comes up with a new plan to get Gus some help on one last-minute scouting trip, by asking his estranged daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) to join him on the mission.

Mickey, who is on the fast track to a high-powered legal career, agrees to join Gus on the trip but it isn't all fun and games. See after her mother died when she was six, Mickey was sent away by Gus and Mickey still holds a lot of resentment for that. This trip not only forces them to put sides their differences to work together but also allows them time to work out their resentment once and for all.

"Trouble with the Curve" also features Justin Timberlake as Johnny, a fellow scout with an eye for Mickey, plus Matthew Lillard and Robert Patrick, both who portray executives in the Atlanta Braves scouting and player personnel department.

For other great movies from the summer and fall of 2012, there's many more to see including "Lawless," "Cosmopolis," "Premium Rush," "Hit and Run," "ParaNorman," "Sparkle," "The Expendables 2" and "The Odd Life of Timothy Green."
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    Life in the Cheap Seats

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    Mickey: "You sent me away. Only a coward leaves their kid."
    Gus: "Well you don't know half of what you think you do."
    Mickey: "Tell me why you left me"
    Gus: "I didn't want you to have life in the cheap seats. That's all."
    Mickey: "These weren't the cheap seats. Spending every waking moment with my dad watching baseball, those were the best seats in the house."

    During their scouting trip, Gus and Mickey get plenty of time to work out some lingering issues, including his abandoning her when she was just a child, after her mother passed away. Mickey holds resentment for Gus leaving her but as she soon learns, Gus meant the best with the decision.
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    I Can Handle It

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    Executive: "Welcome to the partnership committee."
    Mickey: "I want this."
    Executive: "You'd be the only woman."
    Mickey: "My father is a baseball scout. I grew up around men who swore, drank and farted. Trust me, I can handle it."

    On the fast track to a top position in her legal career, Mickey meets with the executives at her firm about joining the partnership committee. When they have doubts about her being the only woman in the group, Mickey assures them that her upbringing makes this a breeze for her.
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    My Garage is Shrinking

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    Gus: "Son of a..."
    Mickey: "What happened here?"
    Gus: "My garage is starting to shrink."
    Mickey: "I think I'll drive."

    Sorry, Gus, your garage is not shrinking, you just ran your car into the side of the garage when backing it out. Sounds like another reason to get your eyes checked.
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    Fang Schmay

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    Pete: "Gus, you home?"
    Gus: "It's nine o'clock in the morning. Where the hell else would I be?"
    Pete: "I guess that means I can come in."
    Gus: [Kicks his coffee table, which lands on the couch] "Damn it, son of a bitch"
    Pete: "Some new kind of style I'm not up on?"
    Gus: "It's fang schmay. Don't you know anything?"

    As we're introduced to Gus, an older gentleman reaching the point where he's annoyed by most things in life, we also meet Pete, a good friend and boss in the world of baseball scouting.
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