‘Playing for Keeps’ only movie opening nationwide Friday

By From page A6 | December 04, 2012

FAIRFIELD — Gerard Butler heads up the cast in this weekend’s lone box office opening, “Playing For Keeps,” a PG-13 comedy.

The plot centers on a down-on-his-luck soccer star who decides it’s time to become an adult, but soccer moms seem to pursue him at every turn.

Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones also star.

Opening in limited release are:

The thriller “Bad Kids Go to Hell,” which is about private high school students stuck in a deadly detention. It’s rated R.

“Cheerful Weather for the Wedding,” a tale of nuptials set to take place in 1932. Then a man from the bride’s past surfaces and puts the wedding in jeopardy. It’s not rated.

Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde star as siblings on the run after a casino heist goes awry in “Deadfall.” Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson are also featured in the film, which is rated R.

“Delhi Safari,” an animated movie that’s rated PG, features the voices of Jane Lynch and Christopher Lloyd in the story of some animals leaving their forest home.

Edward Burns directs “The Fitzgerald Family Christmas.” The plot centers on an estranged father who left the family 20 years earlier and is returning home for Christmas. It’s not rated.

The drama “Flying Lessons” is about a woman who returns home and is faced with the friends and lovers she left behind, as well as a tangled relationship with her mother. Maggie Grace, Christine Lahti and Cary Elwes star. It’s rated R.

Bill Murray plays president Franklin D. Roosevelt in “Hyde Park on Hudson.” The actions revolves around a June 1939 visit from the British king and queen. It’s rated R.

Family tensions play prominently in “Our Nature,” a drama with Zach Gilford and Jena Malone. It’s not rated.

“Lay the Favorite” is a comedy about the life of a Las Vegas cocktail waitress. Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis and Catherine Zeta-Jones star. It’s rated R.

“Waiting for Lightning,” rated PG-13, is a documentary about skateboarder Danny Way.

For showtimes, call the Edwards Theatres at 432-2140, Brenden Theatres at 469-0180 or visit http://www.fandango.com/94533_movietimes.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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