Both star and director, Clooney plays Dodge Connelly, the passionate-but-past-it leader of the Duluth Bulldogs, an amateur American football team whose fortunes have gone the way of QPR. Loosing team members as well as matches, he decides to recruit Princeton star Bullet Rutherford (John Krasinski), the nations biggest and best-loved college player. Only thing is, not everyone believes Bullet is quite the golden boy he claims to be. Dispatched to scoop the truth, reporter Lexie Littleton (Renee Zellweger) is diverted from her dirt-digging by the amorous attentions of both the older Dodge and the younger Bullet. This is not, of course, Clooney's first cinematic time-warp to a bygone era. Already, the auteur-actor has looked at home in 50's corporate America (his last directional opus, Good Night And Good Luck); 40's Berlin (The Good German) and the Depression-era Deep South (O Brother, Where Art Thou). Leatherheads slips back another decade to merge historical drama, old-time romcom and full - blown screwball romp. If you want to see an ambitious moviemaker take on a projact worthy of his talent, then take a punt.
Watch this if...You want a film to please both sexes- sports and Romantic comedy in one.