George Clooney stars in and directs this ode to screwball comedies about the founding and eventual legitimizing of professional football. John Krasinski (“The Office”) and Renée Zellweger also star.

On paper it seems to have all the right elements. Although charming, seemingly intelligent and with great taste in projects, Clooney has proven that he is not a director.

His films lack the filmmaker’s touch. There is no life to them. And when you’re attempting screwball comedy, that is the kiss of death.

Grade: C

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