Blockbuster, Oscar bait or something else?
Brain candy crowd-pleaser
The holidays means spending too much time shopping, suffering through work parties, and resisting the urge to tell your cousins what you think of their political views. Give yourself a break with a movie that won't tax your synapses.
This year's contender? "Playing for Keeps," the tale of a washed-up soccer star (Gerard Butler) who ends up coaching his kid's team, and scoring with lusty soccer moms. Will it inspire deep thoughts? Of course not. But that's the point.
-- Sarah Jersild, Zap2it