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'Playing for Keeps': 3 points for parents

Published: Monday, July 6 2015 3:53 a.m. MDT

Jessica Biel, left, Noah Lomax and Gerard Butler star in Jessica Biel, left, Noah Lomax and Gerard Butler star in "Playing for Keeps." (Dale Robinette,)

Sensuality: Mothers from the soccer team throw themselves at the coach, who does not tell them "no" in some situations. One mother lets herself into the coach's house and is waiting for him in bed in her underwear.

Language: Some expletives are used when characters are mad or frustrated. Some innuendos are used with kids around.

Relationships: The story really shows a father trying to connect with his son without knowing how.

A father-son relationship saves "Playing for Keeps" from being a run-of-the-mill romantic comedy. There are quite a few well-known actors who have small parts in the film. It seems like a lot of the budget went to the stars and not the script, however. The film jumps around a bit and doesn't move well. "Playing for Keeps" is for ages 15-plus.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in PLAYING FOR KEEPS, directed by Gabriele Muccino. PTF 01415-1 Photo credit: Dale Robinette (Dale Robinette,) Catherine Zeta-Jones in PLAYING FOR KEEPS, directed by Gabriele Muccino. PTF 01415-1 Photo credit: Dale Robinette (Dale Robinette,)

Shawn O'Neill is the Family Man Movie Reviewer.

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