Nearly 20 years have passed since Clint Eastwood the actor has been directed by anyone other than Clint Eastwood the filmmaker, so when you see the name Robert Lorenz listed as the director of Trouble With the Curve
, there’s hope that the “Man With No Name” might try to alter his old habits, or at least focus his acting skills in a way that might surprise us or himself. But it turns out that there wasn’t that much risk involved for Eastwood, since Lorenz has been working with the Hollywood legend as an assistant director or producer since The Bridges of Madison County
in 1995. Lorenz’s by-the-numbers visuals and pacing could easily be mistaken for Eastw...