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Despite Stylistic Inconsistency, George Clooney’s ‘Leatherheads’ Feels Good

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CHICAGO – George Clooney’s latest film, “Leatherheads,” brings light-hearted, screwball antics and slapstick blunders to the screen with a romantic tale that tells how professional football came to be.

StarRead Allison Pitaccio’s full review of “Leatherheads” in our reviews section.

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Set in 1925, fading football star Dodge Connelly (George Clooney) attempts to save the professional game by recruiting a college football hero to save the sport. The film begins with a game of ragtag football in a stadium shared by cattle where oddball plays and dirty tricks are welcomed.

Few fans come to the games and barely follow the sport – due to their often illegal consumption of booze – but when Dodge is told the team is bankrupt and the sponsors are selling, he’s determined to find a solution for his beloved team (the Duluth Bulldogs).

George Clooney in Leatherheads
George Clooney (left) in “Leatherheads”.
Photo credit: IMDb

Renee Zellweger and George Clooney in Leatherheads
Renée Zellweger and George Clooney in “Leatherheads”.
Photo credit: IMDb

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