Zac Efron needs to grow a beard, if he can (speaking as someone more than 15 years his senior who can't). He's a good looking kid, but at 23 and with all those damn "High School Musical" movies floating in the ether, when you see him in a bar, you think, 'Does he have a fake ID?'
Took a look at the book's Wikipedia page and if the movie is even 80% true to the book, this could be the most treacly, emotionally manipulative film in the medium's history. Good lord...
With the so-called Curse of the Bambino behind us, the absolute worst thing about being a Red Sox fan is the depiction of Red Sox fandom in books and films. It used to be a point of pride that men like John Updike wrote odes to the likes of Ted Williams, but this is just embarrassing.
It's unfortunate that the one black guy in the trailer is biggest jerk in the trailer. I don't think for a moment that there was any intent there, but don't they have people who look out for this stuff?
What happened to Donal Logue's career? How is it that he's been reduced to playing a guy named Tink Weatherbee in a movie like this?
Obviously, we're not Efron's target demo, but still, this looks rough.