is a comedy showing the start of professional football and making
it an organized sport.
George Clooney stars in and directs this
lighthearted comedy of the 1930s and 40s.
What made this film work so well for me
was the visual details -- production design, art direction, and
the costumes are first rate.
The kicker was the ragtime music throughout
George Clooney is back in the director's
seat for this affectionate nod to screwball comedies of the 30s.
It's a nice period piece, complete with
witty banter, 20s costumes, and a lively Dixieland soundtrack.
Clooney plays an ex-WW1 hero whose past
is about to be scrutinized by Renee Zellweger, an ace reporter
Could there be romance in the air? What
do you think?
The movie is set during the early days
of pro football, before big money and irritating rules changed
and, the film argues, ruined the game.
The picture Leatherheads plays out
in a sequence of romantic rivalries, on-field scuffles, and backroom
Leave it to the playful George Clooney
to find inspiration for his 1920s football farce in this screwball