Leatherheads

Leatherheads

DVD - 2008
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"...scores more points as a retro romantic comedy..."--USA Today
"...is most on its game when it's in the game..."--Rolling Stone
"Feisty and good-humored, and if it doesn't have deep characters, it is chock-full of personality. "--Baltimore Sun
A fun comedy set against the stranger-than-fiction backdrop of the beginnings of pro football, filled with quick-witted banter and hilarious screwball antics. Bonus materials include deleted scenes, visual effects sequences, and more.
Publisher: [United States] : Universal, 2008
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD COMEDY LEA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

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.

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iza
Mar 06, 2010

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...

nadian May 27, 2009

A light-hearted comedy that you can relax with. Renee Zelwegger and George Clooney are great together!

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PatrickT
May 19, 2009

Enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. Good feeling to it and it moves along nicely.

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joseph
Nov 20, 2008

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.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

nadian May 27, 2009

Coarse Language: Very brief

nadian May 27, 2009

Violence: Minor fighting scenes, nothing too gory.

nadian May 27, 2009

Sexual Content: Suggestive language

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: You're only as young as the woman you feel.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: So here we are.
Lexie Littleton: Not sure what the next move is.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: It happens.
Lexie Littleton: It's the first time for me.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: They all say that.

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: So you flying solo, or is the Bullet casting about?
Lexie Littleton: What do you care? You're here to entertain Miss Nipplewidth.
Jimmy 'Dodge' Connelly: It wouldn't look good for you to get caught in a place like this.
Lexie Littleton: I dare say it wouldn't look good for *anyone* to be caught in a place like this.

nadian May 27, 2009

"Being the slickest operator in Duluth is sort of like being the world's tallest midget, if you ask me! "

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

nadian May 27, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Oct 21, 2011

In 1925, an enterprising pro football player convinces America's too-good-to-be-true college football hero to play for his team and keep the league from going under.

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