Movie Review: Leatherheads

Went to see the new George Clooney flick Leatherheads this weekend. I enjoyed it. I’ll give it a solid 3.5/5 stars. It was entertaining (the first requirement of any film), it had surprising depth, and it had Clooney.

Seriously, that man might be the only one that would get me to turn gay. Not really, but I thought I’d say something mildly titilating just to catch you sleeping.

But, Clooney does have appeal (he also co-write and directed this one). There are a number of famous men whose appeal covers women and men. Usually, men like them for different reasons. Just off the top of my head, I’ll list Clooney, Tom Selleck, Burt Reynolds (the old Smokey and the Bandit era Burt, not whatever he’s become), and maybe Ahnold. Oh, and James Garner. Can’t forget Rockford/Maverick!

It also includes the always-entertaining Stephen Root (from News Radio and as the voice of Bill Dauterive on King of the Hill). Coulda used a bit more Root, actually. Also has some RenĂ©e Zellweger. I like her also, though she’s too skinny these days.

Anyway. Go read the real reviews and/or watch the trailers at Apple. It’s a thumbs-up from me, though, for whatever that’s worth.