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Consider this smarmy, sports-themed tale of romance and redemption the antithesis of the brilliant “Silver Linings Playbook.” In it, Gerard Butler (no confusing him for a great thespian) plays a washed-up soccer star who gets a new yellow card on life when he returns to his hometown to coach the local youth team. But here’s the kicker: He’s also scoring with the impossibly gorgeous soccer moms, played by Jessica Biel, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Where do I sign up?
Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play siblings who split up and head for snowy Canada after a casino caper goes bust. Along the way, Wilde hooks up with an ex-boxer (Charlie Hunnam), who takes her home for Thanksgiving with his parents (Sissy Spacek and Kris Kristofferson), one of whom is a retired sheriff. And, going against all odds of probability, who else should show up for dinner? Why, her brother, of course. The real shocker is that this preposterous trash is directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky, who won an Oscar for “The Counterfeiters.”