Leatherheads stars George Clooney, Renee Zellweger, and John Krasinski. The plot takes place during the time period of the 1920s, and Dodge Connolly (Clooney) is the captain of an unsuccessful and disappointing football team that goes by the name of the Duluth Bulldogs. The Bulldogs have a major losing record, which causes them to lose their sponsorship leaving the team bankrupt before football season even starts. Connolly feels alarmed and tries to think of ways to save his team. He sees a television show interviewing Carter (Krasinski ), a well known and successful college football player attending Princeton University. Connolly attempts to convince Carter to join the Bulldogs for one season, and Carter accepts.
The Bulldogs soon become more recognized and prosperous due to the addition of Carter. The team prospers not only because of Carter’s excellent football playing skills, but Carter’s handsome looks and his participation in a previous war also help boost the Bulldog’s fame. But Lexie Littleton (Zellweger), a journalist for a Chicago newspaper, is convinced that Carter is no war hero, and investigates her assumption.
This movie has comedy and a bit of romance, which keeps the plot line interesting. Since the film takes place during the 1920s, the setting and costumes imitated that time period, which also caught my eye. I’d recommend this movie to those who enjoy watching or playing football, because they can relate to this movie in many ways.
I’d recommend Leatherheads to people of all ages, including teens, adults, and seniors, and I’d give this movie 3 out of 5 stars.