• Madeleine West • Annie Maynard • Cece Peters • Olympia Valance • Isabella Giovinazzo • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor Country of origin Australia Original language English No. of seasons 2 No. of episodes 16 ( list of episodes) Production Executive producer Rory Callaghan Producers Paul Moloney Kerrie Mainwaring Production locations Melbourne, Victoria Cinematography Martin Smith Running time 60 minutes  Production company Screentime Distributor All3Media Release Original network Network 10 Picture format 576i ( SDTV) 1080i ( HDTV) Audio format Stereo Original release 19 September 2018 ( 2018-09-19) – 4 December 2019 ( 2019-12-04) Chronology Related shows The Goss Boss Sidelines Playing for Keeps is an Australian drama television series, which began airing on Network 10 on 19 September 2018.
The series was created from a concept by the network's head of drama Rick Maier. It centres on the wives and girlfriends of the players at the fictional Southern Jets Football Club. Its ensemble cast includes Madeleine West, Annie Maynard, Cece Peters, Olympia Valance, Isabella Giovinazzo, and Jeremy Lindsay Taylor. Playing for Keeps was renewed for a second season, which premiered on 16 October 2019. Contents • 1 Production • 2 Cast playing for keeps 3 Episodes • 3.1 Season 1 (2018) • 3.2 Season 2 (2019) • 4 Spin-offs • 5 Reception • 6 Home media • 7 References • 8 External links Production [ edit ] On 9 November 2017, the series was playing for keeps during Ten's upfronts.
 It focuses on the women behind the men of an Australian rules football club.  The concept for the series was created by Rick Maier, the head of drama at the network.  Playing for Keeps is produced by Screentime, and has received investment from Screen Australia and Film Victoria.  The episodes have been written by Claire Phillips, Christine Bartlett, Ian Meadows, Ainslie Clouston, and Mithila Gupta, with Sian Davies, Scott Major, and Tori Garrett directing.  In May 2018, it was announced Madeleine West, Cece Peters, Annie Maynard, and Olympia Valance, had been cast as the wives and girlfriends.
 West plays Kath Rickards, who is married to the coach and acts as a "mentor and den mother."  Peters plays Paige Dunkeley, a high school teacher who follows her boyfriend to the city. Maynard was cast as Maddy Cochrane, a lawyer and a mother of two.   Valance is socialite Tahlia Woods, who is engaged to the captain of the Southern Jets.
Of securing her role, Valance stated "When I read the script, I just knew that I had to play Tahlia. I was determined this character would be mine."  The following month, Isabella Giovinazzo was cast as Jessie Davies, a former footballer married to one of the club's players.  Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Jackson Gallagher, Kevin Hofbauer, George Pullar, James Mason, and Ethan Panizza also joined the ensemble cast.
 Taylor is the team's coach Brian Rickards,  Gallagher plays Tahlia's fiancé Connor Marrello,  Hofbauer is an "admired club veteran" Travis Cochrane, while Pullar, Mason and Panizza portray footballers Daniel Fletcher, Jack Davies, and Rusty O'Reilly respectively.  Paul Ireland was cast as Andrew Macleish, the president of the Southern Jets.  Of the casting process, Maier stated "This has been one of the most comprehensive casting calls we've done.
The key roles dictate strong, independent, fascinating women. We think Nathan Lloyd and the team at Screentime have done a brilliant job securing a cast of this calibre."  Filming for the show began on 4 June 2018 in Melbourne.  The eight-part series began airing on 19 September 2018 on Network Ten and WIN Television.  The first episode was available to view one week early on the catch-up service 10Play.  On 14 November 2018, Network 10 announced the show had been renewed for a second season.
 It began airing on 16 October 2019.  The first two episodes are directed by Major.  Season 2 is set six months after the season 1 finale,  and sees the club welcome a new player Liam Flynn (Ben Chapple) and his girlfriend Kendall Pereira (Jess Bush).  The series was officially cancelled in February 2021 after failing to be picked up for a third season.  Cast [ edit ] • Madeleine West as Kath Rickards • Annie Maynard as Maddy Cochrane • Cece Peters as Paige Dunkeley • Olympia Valance as Tahlia Woods • Isabella Giovinazzo as Jessie Davies • Jeremy Lindsay Taylor as Brian Rickards • George Pullar as Daniel Fletcher • Jackson Gallagher as Connor Marrello • Kevin Hofbauer as Travis Cochrane • Ethan Panizza as Rusty O'Reilly • James Mason as Jack Davies • Ben Chapple as Liam Flynn • Jess Bush as Kendall Pereira • Paul Ireland as Andrew Macleish • Miriama Smith as Dr Lauren Gambi • Alicia Banit as Karlie Lum • Georgina Naidu as Toni Chadha • Nick Russell as Brody Schneider • Christopher Brown as Neil Murray • Tom O'Sullivan as Nate Sabo • Kasia Kaczmarek as Joanna Zielinksi • Alison Whyte as Diane Marrello • Alex Williams as Shane Manrara Episodes [ edit ] Series Episodes Originally aired First aired Last aired 1 8 19 September 2018 ( 2018-09-19) 7 November 2018 ( 2018-11-07) 2 8 16 October 2019 ( 2019-10-16) 4 December 2019 ( 2019-12-04) Season 1 (2018) [ edit ] No.
overall No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Aus. viewers 1 1 Episode 1 Sian Davies Claire Phillips 19 September 2018 ( 2018-09-19) [a] 626,000  Teacher Paige Dunkeley moves to Melbourne to be with her boyfriend Daniel Fletcher, a footballer and the newest member of the Southern Jets Football Club.
At a barbecue for the team, Paige meets the wives and girlfriends of the players; Kath, Tahlia, Maddy and Jessie. After a poor start to the pre-season, the team's coach, Brian Rickards announces that the players are returning to training camp the following day. Tahlia and the team's captain Connor Marrello also announce their engagement, while Kath and Brian later go into the city to continue their respective affairs.
During a team bonding exercise at the camp, Jessie's husband Jack Davies dies while kayaking. 2 2 Episode 2 Sian Davies Christine Bartlett 26 September 2018 ( 2018-09-26) 496,000  Jack's funeral is held. Brian tells Kath that Jack's head injury was unlikely to have occurred from falling out of the kayak. Paige recalls seeing Jessie and Rusty having an intimate talk at the barbecue. Paige starts her first day teaching at the school. Tahlia confronts Connor after learning he is adopted, while Travis tells Maddy that he has signed on to play for another year.
The Southern Jets win their first game, thanks to Daniel kicking the winning goal. Daniel later admits to Paige that Jack was alive after falling out of the kayak, but Connor told him to move on, leaving Jack and Rusty alone together. 3 3 Episode 3 Tori Garrett Ian Meadows 3 October 2018 ( 2018-10-03) 497,000  Rusty breaks up with his girlfriend Karlie, who gets drunk and tells Paige that Rusty and Jessie were having an affair.
Karlie posts about the break up on social media, prompting Kath to ask Paige to speak with her. Paige is later blamed when someone talks to the press about Jessie and Rusty's suspected affair. Maddy learns Jessie is pregnant, while Tahlia clashes with Connor's mother, Diane.
Kath ends her affair with her escort, and she later has sex with Connor. Rusty is called to speak at the inquest into Jack's death. He tells the coroner that he and Jack had an argument, before Jack fell out of the kayak. Rusty lies that no one else was there. 4 4 Episode 4 Tori Garrett Christine Bartlett 10 October 2018 ( 2018-10-10) 427,000  After Lauren tells Brian that Rusty knows about their relationship, he ends it and decides to close his and Kath's open marriage.
Playing for keeps Kath has sex with Connor again. Jessie learns that Karlie told the press about her supposed affair with Rusty, leading to the women coming together to apologise to Paige, who invites them and Lauren for a girls night out.
Meanwhile, Rusty and Travis have playing for keeps fight in the changing room, and Jack's death is ruled an accident. Travis later reveals playing for keeps Maddy that he gave Jack Xanax, which he took before he died. Jessie meets with her boyfriend Nate, while Rusty contacts journalist Neil Murray to inform him that he is not having an affair with Jessie because he is gay. 5 5 Episode 5 Scott Major Christine Bartlett and Mithila Gupta 17 October 2018 ( 2018-10-17) 359,000  [b] Tahlia encourages Paige to make some extra money by setting up a social media brand.
Paige is later fired for filming one of her students without permission at a bar the previous night, while Connor refuses to take part in the shoot for Tahlia's new men's fragrance.
Nate asks Jessie to move to Queensland to be with him. Brian and Connor express their support for Rusty at a press conference, but Andrew makes an insensitive joke and later tells Rusty that he would not be playing if it was up to him.
Meanwhile, Paige makes a supportive social media post which goes viral, but it leads to a fight with Daniel. Maddy and Travis lose their nanny Joanna, after she tells them she has fallen in love. 6 6 Episode playing for keeps Scott Major Ainslie Clouston 24 October 2018 ( 2018-10-24) 538,000  Paige cannot find work, so her colleague Brody offers to speak to their boss on her behalf.
Paige also meets up with one of her social media followers, who she thinks is trolling her, which leads to an argument with Daniel about their careers. Tahlia plans an elaborate engagement party and Connor tells her about his affair with Kath.
Tahlia forces him to marry her during the party, and she ends her friendship with Kath. Meanwhile, Maddy and Travis struggle to find time to have sex, and they lose another nanny after he walks in on Travis masturbating. A paparazzo threatens to reveal Jessie's pregnancy to the press. Jessie invites Nate to the engagement party, but he is not ready to make their relationship public, so she goes alone.
Rusty admits to Kath that he and Jack were in love. 7 7 Episode 7 Sian Davies Christine Bartlett, Ian Meadows and Ainslie Clouston 31 October 2018 ( 2018-10-31) 483,000  Tahlia and Connor attend counselling, but realise their relationship is over. Andrew plans to start a foundation in Jack's name to benefit Jessie and the baby. He also employs Maddy in his divorce, and the women soon learn that he is dating Karlie.
Travis passes a fitness test following an injury, but Brian tells him that there is no room for him on the team. Paige goes to a recruitment meeting, and Daniel invites Toni and Brody to the president's lunch. Paige later ends their relationship.
Jessie meets with Nate, who is reluctant to let everyone know that he is the baby's father. She later learns she is having a daughter. Tahlia tells Brian about Kath and Connor's affair, while Rusty tells Travis about his relationship with Jack. 8 8 Episode 8 Sian Davies Claire Phillips 7 November 2018 ( 2018-11-07) 517,000  Paige stays with Tahlia following the break up. She turns down a job offer from Toni, and tells Daniel that she is going to go back home.
Brian confronts Connor about the affair with Kath. While their teenage daughter Ella comes home and reveals she is getting married. Maddy sees Joanna and learns that she actually quit because she felt uncomfortable hearing Maddy and Travis having sex. Tahlia meets with Connor's mother to discuss their separation, playing for keeps she goes ahead with her fragrance launch.
Connor tells Jessie about leaving Jack in the water the day he died. Jessie, Maddy and Kath think Andrew had something to do with Jack's death, as he was against his relationship with Rusty. However, Brian explains that he pushed Jack during a fight, causing him to hit his head on a rock. He then walked away and Jack died. Andrew resigns from the club. Daniel and Paige say goodbye at the train station. • ^ The pilot episode received an early release on 12 September 2018.
• ^ Timeshifted ratings playing for keeps for Episode 5. Season 2 (2019) [ edit ] No. overall No. in season Title Directed by Written by Original air date Aus.
viewers 9 1 "Episode 1" Scott Major Claire Phillips 16 October 2019 ( 2019-10-16) 297,000  Six playing for keeps later, Brian has stepped down as coach of the Southern Jets and Travis has succeeded him. Kath is now sitting on the board, and tries to persuade Brian to take a new job with the club. Jessie has given birth to a daughter and is living with Rusty.
The club signs new player Liam Flynn. Paige returns from her travels for Dan's birthday, but insists that they are not getting back together. Tahlia goes home with a woman that she believes Connor is interested in. Connor later tells her that he has met someone. The women meet Liam's girlfriend Kendall, who takes cocaine and picks a fight with Jessie and Maddy. Kendall later calls Maddy and Travis to her home, where they find Liam with a head injury.
10 2 "Episode 2" Scott Major Ainslie Clouston 23 October 2019 ( 2019-10-23) 221,000  With Liam due to appear at a televised press conference, Kath learns that Kendall glassed him while high on drugs. She urges him to report it, but Liam refuses and tells the press that he was injured during a collision in training.
With Maddy's encouragement, Kendall decides to go to rehab. Kath runs for club president and wins, but she and Brian realise that their marriage is not working, and he leaves for a new job.
Tahlia announces her new swimwear line. After learning that Paige has been hanging out with Dan, Tahlia tells her to have a one-night stand. Paige meets Brody at a club and they go home together, but nothing happens between them. However, after speaking with Dan about it, Paige kisses Brody. Meanwhile, Jessie sets Rusty up on a date, while he encourages her to return to training. 11 3 "Episode 3" Ian Watson Nicky Arnall 30 October 2019 ( 2019-10-30) 231,000  After breaking up with Kendall, Liam flirts with Tahlia.
Kath faces opposition to her ideas for increasing the club's membership and social media presence. Maddy meets with Oliver Jansen, a law school friend and barrister to discuss a case. Wanting to finance her swimwear business, Tahlia visits Connor's mother to get her to sign over the house before she divorces Connor.
Diane asks to invest in Tahlia's business instead. Brody and Paige go on a date, but things are awkward when they cannot get away from reminders of the Southern Jets and Dan. They eventually have sex for the first time. Tahlia meets Connor's girlfriend Annabel at the president's lunch. Jessie is invited to train with the Eastern Dragons, but she plans to set up a Southern Jets women's team instead, which gets Kath's approval, but not the rest of the board.
The Playing for keeps win their opening game 12 4 "Episode 4" Ian Watson Emma Gordon 6 November 2019 ( 2019-11-06) 274,000  Nude photos of Tahlia are uploaded to the internet, after Connor's phone is stolen.
Diane advises her to keep silent and release an apology to keep the investors happy. Kath and Brian decide to make their separation public. Paige tells Dan about her relationship with Brody, before he is injured in a collision with a skateboarder. Dan later asks for space from Paige. The Jets suffer their first loss of the season, and the club is visited by a integrity operations manager, after an unusual amount of bets are placed on the opposition. Maddy realises Oliver used her to gain intel into the club.
After Jessie gives an interview about her plans for the women's team, the subject of Georgie's paternity is raised by the journalist. 13 5 "Episode 5" Kate Kendall Paul Gartside 13 November 2019 ( 2019-11-13) 301,000  Tahlia's mother Narelle visits, following the death of her second husband Sam, to reconcile their relationship. Tahlia tells Narelle that she was a bad mother and asks her to go home.
The women learn that Liam had sex with 17-year old work experience student Samira, and they urge Kath to talk with him. Paige confronts Dan about his friendship with Liam, leading to them having sex.
Kath and Brian decide to call their children to tell them about their separation. Maddy is interviewed by integrity about Oliver, and later suffers panic attacks. Connor and Liam fight during training. Playing for keeps organises an open day to promote the Women's team, but she tears her ACL and shatters her dreams of playing professional Women's AFL again. 14 6 "Episode 6" Kate Kendall Shaun Topp 20 November 2019 ( 2019-11-20) 186,000  Liam and Connor continue to fight, resulting in another loss by the Southern Jets.
Paige forces herself to tell Brody that she had sex with Dan. Dan is injured when he is involved in a car crash while with Liam, who was under the influence of cocaine. Kath asks Brian to help Travis coach the team.
15 7 "Episode 7" Scott Major Ainslie Clouston 27 November 2019 ( 2019-11-27) 141,000  16 8 "Episode 8" Playing for keeps Major Emma Gordon 4 December 2019 ( 2019-12-04) playing for keeps  At the end of the night Daniel and Paige go outside and Daniel tells Paige that the bikie who visited the party wants him as he has placed some bets with the man. Then, one of the bikies shoots Paige and rides away on his motorbike.
The scene ends with everyone trying the help Paige as her life is hanging in the balance. Spin-offs [ edit ] In September 2018, Network 10 launched a spin-off web series alongside the first season called The Goss Boss (or TGB) on TenPlay.
 A new episode became available shortly after Playing for Keeps aired that week.  The Goss Boss is a fictional gossip show that covers the feuds and fashions featured in Playing for Keeps, and is hosted by Liv Phyland.  General manager of digital at Network 10, Liz Baldwin stated: "In addition to our regular behind-the-scenes cast interviews, we created a fun web series that explores the Playing For Keeps storyline in more detail, giving fans of the show the chance to see what it would be like in the real world for the characters on the show.
It's a grandstand exposé into Playing For Keeps' real power players: the WAGs."  On 30 October 2019, Network 10 launched a new web series for season two called Sidelines on 10 Play, which was sponsored by Volvo Cars. Each webisode follows the characters during different activities in a car ride.   Reception [ edit ] Jessica Multari of TV Week called the series "a new TV obsession".
 Multari found that "there's more to Ten's new Aussie series than socialites swanning around in stilettos supporting their sports star husbands. Scratch the surface and you'll find secrets, betrayal, deceit and heartache."  Praising the character of Paige, Multari said she won the audience over with her country charm and stole all of the scenes she was in.  Bridget McManus of The Sydney Morning Herald also gave the series a positive response, writing "This is the Aussie Rules WAG drama that was begging to be made.
With a murder mystery blighting the start of the season and rumours and innuendo flying like the proverbial at the ceiling fan, it's a story that could have been lifted straight from a gossip site."  The Age's Karl Quinn said the show's "most obvious comparison is Footballers' Wives, the hysterically over-the-top soapie about English soccer WAGs. But while it has its share of funny moments, Playing For Keeps is a far more sober – and certainly less snarky – affair."  Home media [ edit ] The first season of Playing for Keeps was released on DVD via Roadshow Entertainment.
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This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Long past his soccer-playing heyday, George Dryer (Gerard Butler) is struggling financially and failing in his attempt to reconcile with his ex-wife, Stacie (Jessica Biel), and young son, Lewis (Noah Lomax).
When Lewis' soccer team has an opening for a coach, George steps up. Not only is George a big hit with the children, but he playing for keeps attracts lots of attention from some of the players' single and unhappily married mothers (Uma Thurman, Catherine Zeta-Jones). • All Critics (91) - Top Critics (36) - Fresh (4) - Rotten (87) Full Review… Noah Berlatsky The Atlantic Full Review… Derek Malcolm London Evening Standard Full Review… Anna Smith Time Out Full Review… J.
R. Jones Chicago Reader Full Review… Bilge Ebiri New York Magazine/Vulture Full Review… Leonard Maltin leonardmaltin.com Full Review… Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Full Review… Micheal Compton Bowling Green Daily News Full Review… Debbie Baldwin Ladue News Full Review… Sarah Gopaul Digital Journal Full Review… Debashine Thangevelo Independent Online (South Africa) Full Review… Sean Burns Philadelphia Weekly You really have to wonder what the purpose of most of this movie is witless and the story is impersonal.
The film has a large and somewhat talented cast, yes even including Dennis Quaid, but they don't really do anything with them and they, quite frankly, exploit the women in the movie just for George to have some conquests. The lives of these women don't really matter, once George is done with them they're thrown away like trash.
It's almost something out of a completely different movie since the story does have to do with George trying to make a better life for his son and that idea is solid, but then he goes around fucking every woman he comes into contact with.
I just think they were there to pad the playing for keeps of the movie, because this parts of the film, with George planting his seed with every woman he comes into contact with, are completely useless in the large scheme of the story.
They do tie it to the main story in such a lazy way, it's like why even do it? It's not effective and it only serves to create unnecessary drama. I do like the idea of a man who's been an absentee father almost all his life FINALLY trying to do something for his son, but the execution in this movie is absolutely terrible.
Humorless and terrible. If you want to watch a really good romantic playing for keeps, that doesn't treat most of its women characters as sex objects, go watch Celeste and Jesse Forever, that's a great movie.
It's not as bad as I was expecting, but it is pretty terrible as nothing really works. If you want something romantic to watch with your significant other, this movie is NOT it.
• Comedy • Romance • Playing for keeps A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's football team as a way to get his life together.
His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the at. Read all A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's football team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive football moms who pursue him at every turn.
A former sports star who's fallen on hard times starts coaching his son's football team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive playing for keeps moms who pursue playing for keeps at every turn. The fact that Playing For Keeps received such poor reviews doesn't surprise me because movie critics are some of the most closed minded individuals on the planet and this movie doesn't fit into one of their predetermined little genres.
It is too raunchy to be a family movie, doesn't focus on relationships or drama enough to be a romantic-comedy, doesn't involved enough soccer to be a sports movie, and doesn't have the proper type of humor to be dude movie. What it is, however, is just an all-around decent film. There's nothing great about it but it does everything pretty good.
The cast is great, though they are a bit underwhelming and underutilized in the film, and they provide solid performances, albeit a bit clichÃ©.
The plot is decent enough to keep you engaged. Is it predictable? Of course it is but so are 99% of movies made nowadays so that's nothing new. All in all, I think most open-minded viewers will enjoy this as a pretty good all-around movie, nothing more, nothing less.
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Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley has finally had enough and it was all thanks to her neighbor from hell.
Since the day that he moved in next-door, Jason Bradford had been going out of his way to make her life a living hell, and today… Today was going to be the day that he regretted pushing her too far. The last thing that Jason expected was for his shy little neighbor to finally acknowledge his existence, but now that she had, he realized what he'd been missing. After taking her under his wing, he can't help but notice how nicely she fits in his life. Now, the only thing left to do was to convince her that this is anything but a game.
• ASIN : B004YQBXIE • Publisher : Rerum Carta industries, Inc.; 1st edition (April 29, 2011) • Publication date : April 29, 2011 • Language : English • File size : 1649 KB • Text-to-Speech : Enabled • Screen Reader : Supported • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled • X-Ray : Enabled • Word Wise : Enabled • Print length : 332 pages • Lending : Not Enabled • Best Sellers Rank: #3,079 Playing for keeps in Kindle Store ( See Top 100 in Kindle Store) • #255 in Romantic Comedy (Kindle Store) • #440 in Romance (Kindle Store) • #595 in Contemporary Romance (Kindle Playing for keeps • Customer Reviews: New York Playing for keeps Bestselling author, R.L.
Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. Sheâ€™s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series. Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT playing for keeps.
Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books.
Today, Playing for keeps. Mathewson is the single mother of two children that keep her on her toes. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day, she combines the two. If youâ€™d like more information about this series or any other series by R.L. Mathewson, please visit www.Rlmathewson.com In 2019/2020, R.L. Mathewson will be publishing Devastated, the first Anger Management novel, Tall, Dark & Furious, the 6th installment to the Pyte/Sentinel series, Irresistible, the long anticipated novel for the Neighbor from Hell Series as well as many more books throughout the year, paranormals, contemporaries, and YAs.
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It also analyzed reviews to verify trustworthiness. Learn more how customers reviews work on Amazon All I want is to read a cute light romance, but I haven't had much success this week. The premise of this book was cute, but I couldn't get past the writing. The phrase "little grasshopper" was used as a term of endearment 78 times in this 322 page book, and after the 5th time I was ready to poke my eyes out, so 78 out times was really really excessive.
There were also some grammatical errors, like saying "I could care less" instead of "could not care less". It is also a huge pet peeve of mine when conflicts exist in books solely because the characters won't talk to each other. Seriously, the entire conflict could have been solved in a 5 minute conversation or if everyone was honest from the get go. All in all, the premise of the story was cute but the execution was lacking.
This was not a winner for me. Yeah.ugh. I did like this book until almost the 60% mark (it ends at 70% btw, with chapters from another book following). So, I guess it was the last couple chapters that ruined the book for me. I liked that he chased her and wanted more, I liked that he became friends with her and he was super sorry for messing up.
I also liked that there was no cheating, although there were mean girls with no resolution there. The writing was okay. There was plenty of dialog that I skipped because it was kind of not relevant to the story for the most part. So, in that sense it was a quick read. The H gave up his pursuit of the h after a week of groveling (I guess thatâ€™s what it was?) and being ignored.
Then she decided to chase him and literally tie him up to listen to her. The whole time heâ€™s like â€œNo! Iâ€™m selling my house and Iâ€™m gone!â€ â€œYou donâ€™t want me!â€ So, so disappointing.
I wanted the H to earn her back, work for it, and I feel like I was cheated when she ended up begging him to admit he wanted her (as he was tied to a chair having frosting licked from him).
Especially since she was the victim of the whole thing. As a reader, I was ready to see him go all out. However, he gave up. Seriously, he became the most unmanly hero I think Iâ€™ve ever read. The story was okay until that point. With a ton of great reviews, I see Iâ€™m one of the few with an issue of loving it.
I wonâ€™t be reading the other books. "My little grasshopper"?? Who talks like this?The characters in this book are not humans despite the author's crude attempt at making them seem like they are. This collection of words quickly made it into my fireplace. Seriously folks, this "book" is written in third grade prose and vocabulary.It starts nowhere with brainless characters and dialogue and ends with nothing but being pissed off that you wasted your time with such trash.The author needs to go back to her day job.
This "book " is truly pathetic. About the book: â€¢ 332 Pages â€¢ Contemporary â€¢ Standalone â€¢ In A Series â€¢ Happily Ever After â€¢ Her POV â€¢ His POV â€¢ Third-Person Narrative About the story: â€¢ Light Read â€¢ Addictive â€¢ Good Pace â€¢ Entertaining â€¢ Funny â€¢ Touching â€¢ Sexy Romance factors: â€¢ Enemies To Lovers â€¢ Neighbors Romance â€¢ Witty Banter â€¢ Extraordinary First Meeting â€¢ Instant Clash Heat Level: playing for keeps 3 / 5 (Includes hot and explicit sex scenes) â€¢ M / F â€¢ Vanilla About him: â€¢ Cocky â€¢ Possessive â€¢ Emotionally Unavailable â€¢ Hot â€¢ Fit â€¢ Bad Boy About her: â€¢ Pretty â€¢ Sassy â€¢ Brainy â€¢ Strong â€¢ Curvy Figure â€¢ Virgin More details: Jason and Haley are neighbors and are both teaching at the same private school, but they almost never speak to one another.
Jason is the neighbor from hell. He throws loud parties, his yard is a mess, and even at work he keeps "borrowing" stuff without asking her. Haley is timid and shy, so she never confronts him, but when she catches him ruining her beloved flowerbed, she snaps. She gets into a physical fight with him, and they accidentally disturb a nest of bees. They escape to her home and end up being stuck there for a few hours, in which they get to know each other a little better.
Haley discovers Jason is a lot of fun, and not as bad as she thought. Jason discovers his stunning neighbor is a great buddy, and decides to help her come out of her shell.
This books is one of the most entertaining books I read. Jason is charming and immature, but in an adorable way. Haley's transformation to an assertive woman who even picks up fights in a bar is a lot of fun. The book is funny, sexy and romantic. In reality, the book is probably really only a 2.5-3 stars book, but there's just something about the whole series that I've reread them several times already.
Yes, there's some gimmicks--the food bit, the nicknames, the cliched trope, and OMG the run on sentences--but for some reason I really like them. I wish more playing for keeps anything that she would get a decent editor. The writing needs a good copy editor who won't let her overuse phrases, repeat information, or rely too heavily on the gimmicks. And please for the love of god, learn the correct use of lay/laid/lie. However, there's just something about the books that crack me up.
Playing for keeps, they're not great literature. And if you go in expecting this to be written like a trade published book, you're going to be disappointed. They (the series) are a good, funny story that made me laugh though, and I'll keep rereading them.
And isn't that what a star review really boils down to anyway? How the reader feels about the book. So, just know, this book/series isn't for a lot of people. If playing for keeps can't overlook the things I mentioned above, then you really aren't going to enjoy this one or any of the next in the series.
But if you can put those things aside and focus on the fun and the storytelling then you just might get a kick out of it. I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did but I was sucked in from the beginning.
It was a brilliant read and cannot recommend this book more. These two characters are quirky and fun, I can honestly says that they made me laugh so much. Haley has lived next door to Jason Bradford for the past five years and has always tried to stay out his way. Being the blacksheep of her family she lives a quiet life but after Jason starts pulling up her beloved flowers she decides she is fed up of being a doormat and goes to give him a piece of her mind. After disturbing a bee hive they hide in Haley's house and so starts a friendship that neither expected.
Jason chooses to make Haley his project and I although he never expected to finds himself falling in love with her, she is nothing like he expected and with his obsession with food it doesn't hurt that she makes him lots of yummy treats. Jason has never been in a relationship before and Haley surprises him at every turn. Scared of hurting Haley he tries to deny the feelings between them until Haley kisses him and from that minute on all bets are off, he knows she is his one but of course being a Bradford it's only natural thait he is going to screw it up.
Haley has been waiting for the guy she is going to marry before she gives herself to him completely and realising that Jason is the only mans she will ever want she gives him her heart and her body, only to find out he was making a point leaving her heartbroken. Can Jason show Haley that shes the love of his life and will Haley see how much he loves her before its too late and he decides to move on? This cannot be the end of Jason and his Grasshopper.
This author really makes you feel like you know the characters and you really do end up loving and caring about what happens. amazing read and I cannot wait to get started on the rest of the series. The interactions between the characters are so funny that they either bring out laughter or smiles. The storyline reflects the immaturity of the main characters and that's what makes it even funnier.
After putting up with Jason, her neighbour from hell, Hayley decides that she's had enough when she catches him pulling up her beloved tulips. Being attacked by bees forces them to interact and they find that they have a lot in common. Jason isn't as bad as she thought and they become fast friends before deciding to explore their connection. When he decides to take things further, he soon discovers that he's made a mistake.
He listened to some of the her gossipy troublemaking friends and wants to prove something to himself. This backfires big time as she has been guarding part of herself. Conflict ensues and this takes quite a while to be resolved. In the end commonsense prevails. It's a fun storyline with a little angst towards the end. All in all, good for a laugh. Once I started this book I could not put it down! Haley was playing for keeps great character â€“ I loved that she was a nerd and proud of it.
She was also sweet, funny and it was nice to see her learn to stand up for herself as the story progressed. Jason, well apart from his slightly worrying food obsession, was a fun character. A complete jack-the-lad at the start it was obvious that he'd met his match in Haley â€“ he just had to give in and admit it.
It was nice to see characters starting out as friends and be able to watch a relationship develop and progress, there are such a lot of 'insta-love' stories out there at the moment. The banter between them was laugh out loud funny at parts, but also sweet and very endearing at others and the chemistry came across well. This is normally the bit where I would put what would improve the story for me â€“ but tbh I'm struggling! This was a great read â€“ sweet, funny and engaging â€“ and will definitely be looking for more in the series.
4* Haley is totally fed up of her inconsiderate neighbour Jason so decides to take matters into her own hands. Jason is surprised by the chance his grasshopper took. Things change quickly without either of them realizing.
I loved the easy banter between them & the chemistry. The book gave me lots of laughs. A new author for me & one I would read more from. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book Playing for Keeps was my first book by R.L. Mathewson. Jason and Hayleyâ€™s story in Playing for Keeps is a brilliant take on the classic enemyâ€™s to lovers romance storyline.
However, itâ€™s a very refreshing take and itâ€™s great to read a contemporary romance between two realistic kinds of people, both being teachers. From the first time I read this book, I knew this book would become one of my all-time favourites; I just didnâ€™t want to stop reading I was that gripped from start to finish. The sizzling chemistry between these two neighbours, Jason and Hayley, is right there from the start and soon ignites into something special when they get over their feud.
R.L. Mathewson's witty writing gives the perfect style of writing to this book that is addicting to read but yet you also get the more serious times playing for keeps and when needed. I felt the book flowed at a nice, steady pace and the development of friendship initially between the two characters adds a nice layer to the relationship with Hayley and Jason. Also, the author incorporates both Hayley and Jasonâ€™s sides throughout the book, adding to the depth of each character.
Itâ€™s so rare to find genuinely great, HEA standalone books with all the books playing for keeps there but do not hesitate to give this book a read - you wonâ€™t regret it! Amazon Music Playing for keeps millions of songs Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon 6pm Score deals on fashion brands AbeBooks Books, art & collectibles ACX Audiobook Publishing Made Easy Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web Sell on Amazon Start a Selling Account Amazon Business Everything For Your Business AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally Home Services Experienced Pros Happiness Guarantee Amazon Ignite Sell your original Digital Educational Resources Amazon Web Services Scalable Cloud Computing Services Audible Listen to Books & Original Audio Performances Book Depository Books With Free Delivery Worldwide Box Office Mojo Find Movie Box Office Data ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics DPReview Digital Photography Fabric Sewing, Quilting & Knitting Goodreads Book reviews & recommendations IMDb Movies, TV & Celebrities IMDbPro Get Info Entertainment Professionals Need Kindle Direct Publishing Indie Digital & Print Publishing Made Easy Prime Video Direct Video Distribution Made Easy Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands Woot!
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Running time 106 minutes  Country United States Language English Budget $35-55 million   Box office $27.8 million  Playing for Keeps is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Gerard Butler with Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer in supporting roles.
The film was released on December 7, 2012, in the United States and Canada by FilmDistrict. It received negative reviews from critics and was a box office bomb, grossing just $27.8 million on a $55 million budget. Contents • 1 Plot • 2 Cast • 3 Production • 4 Reception • 4.1 Accolades • 5 References • 6 External links Plot [ edit ] George Dryer is a former professional Scottish football player who played for Celtic, Liverpool, A.
C. Milan, D.C. United and the Scotland national team. He is largely seen as a "has been", and playing for keeps attempts to sell his sports memorabilia and become a sports announcer are met with ambivalence. His relationship with his son Lewis is equally unsuccessful. When he discovers his ex-wife Stacie is marrying her boyfriend Matt, George grows despondent.
After dropping off an audition tape of him practicing sports announcements, George goes to help Lewis’ soccer practice. The team's parents pressure Stacie to ask George to become the new coach, and he reluctantly agrees.
George is bribed by Carl King to give his children preferential treatment, and attracts the attention of the divorced Barb, ex-sportscaster Denise, and Carl's wife Patti. Denise is particularly forward, sending George an email that she is thinking of him. At practice, George is invited to a dinner party at Carl's house, is approached by Barb, and is told by Denise that she has been given a copy of his audition tape to watch and pass along.
At Carl's party, George learns Carl has been having affairs; unbeknownst to Carl, Patti knows. Carl lends George a Ferrari under the implication that he "takes care of his friends", which George drives to see Stacie.
They discuss their relationship, but Stacie says that she does not wonder about the past anymore.
Returning home, George finds Barb waiting. She confesses her loneliness, and shows him playing for keeps plans to start dating again, and he compliments her. This results in her seducing him and having a one night stand together. The next morning, Barb leaves a Thank You note, and Carl calls George, asking him to pick up money from Patti to bail him out of jail, as he got into a fight at the party. Doing so makes George late to pick up his son, but he entertains Lewis by letting him ride in his lap and drive the Ferrari.
George discovers Lewis is sad that his mother is marrying Matt, whom he will not call "dad". Denise calls, explaining that ESPN is looking for playing for keeps new football sportscaster and George must come to the studio to record a tape. George and Denise go to the empty studio and George struggles to record a professional tape, but eventually gains confidence and records a TV-worthy tape. Immediately afterwards, Denise hops on to the table that he’s standing behind to record and asks him whether or not coaching soccer is different from sportscasting.
After he answers, she moves the subject from parents to single moms and eventually herself as she asks him whether she’s a “distraction or inspiration” to him as she unbuttons her dress, revealing her bra. After some slight resistance from George, she seduces him into sex. This causes George to be late to pick up Lewis again, straining his relationship with both Lewis and Stacie. Arriving home, George is berated by his landlord Param for not paying his rent but driving a Ferrari, and receives a call from Patti that she is in his bed.
Realizing she is actually in Param’s bed, George distracts him by paying him with Carl's bribe money. Patti continues to approach George sexually, but he rebuffs her, telling her that she should leave Carl rather than have an affair.
His relationship with Lewis worsens when he sees Denise kiss George, leading Lewis to realize why his father was late. This spurs Lewis into fighting during a game, and he tells his mother he wants to quit football. Coaxing Lewis into playing football in the rain, George and his son bond. Stacie and George reconnect romantically, complicating her relationship with Matt.
George receives the ESPN job thanks to Denise, but he rejects her romantically. The job requires him moving to Connecticut, and he asks Stacie to move with him. Stacie initially refuses to come with him, but he meets her at her car and she kisses him. At that day’s game, George learns Barb is dating Param, and Carl has discovered misleading pictures of Patti in George's house.
As George and Carl fight, Stacie is upset by the pictures, and Lewis' team playing for keeps the game. George leaves for his new job, but ultimately chooses to stay with Lewis instead. He renews his relationship with Stacie, who has broken off her engagement with Matt, and becomes a local sportscaster in Virginia.
Cast [ edit ] • Gerard Butler as George • Jessica Biel as Stacie • Uma Thurman as Patti • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Denise • Dennis Quaid as Carl • Judy Greer as Barb • James Tupper as Matt • Noah Lomax playing for keeps Lewis Production [ edit ] The project began as a baseball story called "Confessions of a Little League Coach" but was later changed to soccer.
 Gerard Butler was confirmed to star in the film on February 23, 2011.   On May 7, 2011, a casting call was held for extras to appear in the film.  Filming began during the week of April 5, 2011.  On July 16, 2012, FilmDistrict changed the title from " Playing the Field" to " Playing for Keeps".
 Director Muccino later blamed the films muddled focus on having thirteen producers, "each wanting a different movie", and also on bad marketing.  Reception [ edit ] This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. ( October 2019) On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 4% based on 90 reviews, with an average rating of 3.35/10.
The website's critical consensus reads, "Witless, unfocused and arguably misogynistic, Playing for Keeps is a dispiriting, lowest-common-denominator Hollywood rom-com."  On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 27 out of 100, based on 25 critics, indicating "generally unfavorable reviews".  Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
 Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film 2 out of 4, and praised Biel for her performance: "Jessica Biel all but steals the show as Stacie".  Justin Chang of Variety wrote: "A modestly affecting reconciliation drama wrapped in a so-so sports movie by way of a misogynistic romantic comedy, Playing for Keeps can't stop tripping all over itself."  Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine panned the film and said "Just stay away.
It's awful."  Writing for The New York Times, Laura Kern listed it as the "Worst Film of 2012". Accolades [ edit ] At the 33rd Golden Raspberry Awards, Jessica Biel was nominated in the Worst Supporting Actress category.  References [ edit ] • ^ " PLAYING FOR KEEPS (12A)".
British Board of Film Classification. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-13. • ^ "Movie Review: Playing for Keeps". Austin Chronicle. how did this effort secure its reported $35 million for production? • ^ "Playing For Keeps". BoxOffice.com. 2012-12-07. Archived from the original on 2013-02-27. Retrieved 2013-01-15. • ^ "Playing for Keeps (2012) - Playing for keeps Information".
The Numbers. • ^ Jagernauth, Kevin (23 February 2011). "Uma Thurman & Jessica Biel Are 'Playing The Field' With Gerard Butler". IndieWire. • ^ Germain Lussier (February 23, 2011). "Gerard Butler Will Be 'Playing The Field' With Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel". /Film. Retrieved January 16, 2012.
• ^ Sneider, Jeff (23 February 2011). "Thurman, Biel to start 'Playing the Field' ". Variety. • ^ "Auditions Information for Independent film 'Playing the Field' Starring Gerard Butler". Feature Film Auditions. Retrieved January 16, 2012. • ^ Steven Zeitchik (April 5, 2011). "Gerard Butler Beings Playing the Field". L.A. Times. Retrieved January 16, 2012. • ^ "FilmDistrict Renames Gerard Butler Soccer Comedy 'Playing For Keeps' ".
Deadline.com. July 16, 2012. Playing for keeps July 16, 2012. • ^ Vivarelli, Nick (30 January 2014). " 'Pursuit of Happyness' Director Hopes New Indie Puts Him Back on Studios' Radar". Variety. • ^ "Playing for Keeps".
Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved June 28, 2020. • ^ "Playing for Keeps Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 26, playing for keeps. • ^ "CinemaScore". Archived from the original on December 20, 2018.
Retrieved November 9, 2018. • ^ Ebert, Roger. "Playing for Keeps movie review (2012) - Roger Ebert". Chicago Sun-Times. • ^ Chang, Justin (21 November 2012). "Playing for Keeps". Variety. • ^ Travers, Peter (7 December 2012). "Playing for Keeps". Rolling Stone. • ^ Bibbiani, William (January 8, 2013). "The 33rd Annual Razzies (Dis)-Honor Twilight: Breaking Dawn: Part 2". CraveOnline.com. Retrieved January 9, 2013. External links [ edit ] • Official website • Playing for Keeps at IMDb • Playing for Keeps at AllMovie • Playing for Keeps at Box Office Mojo • Playing for Keeps at Rotten Tomatoes • Playing for Keeps at Metacritic Edit links • This page was last edited on 15 April 2022, at 15:03 (UTC).
This is IGNâ€™s Cyberpunk 2077 walkthrough for Playing For Keeps, one of many Watson Gigs.
Continue reading below for our Tips and Tricks on how to finish this mission without too much trouble. Playing For Keeps is a Search and Recover gig where youâ€™ll need to get someoneâ€™s eye back. Someone named Jacob Lamb gambled away everything they had at a Tyger Claws casino, including their own eye.
Help Regina Jones out by recovering the eye back from the casino however you need to. Playing For Keeps Walkthrough When you start this gig, be careful of heading through the doors inside with a sign above it saying â€œKeep Outâ€. If you do this, everyone will immediately pull a gun on you and start firing.
The best way inside the casino is through the alleyway, right of the entrance. Thereâ€™s one guard back here that you can distract using a machine near them. Fortunately, thereâ€™s also a dumpster near it for a quiet takedown.
Make your way through the side door afterward where thereâ€™s another guard. Using a machine across the room to distract them is another good opportunity to use. Then, if you have Body level 4, you can bust open the door across from the one you entered. This leads to the freezer where the eye is. If you canâ€™t do that, all you need to do is grab an ID card nearby.
Turn left from the freezer room, left at the double doors, and then it will be on the counter. Once youâ€™re inside the freezer, grab Jacob Lambâ€™s Eye from a shelf.
One other alternate method remains to complete the mission, after killing the guards approach the computer in the backroom and read the files on it. One file will be an instruction manual for a device being used to cheat players gambling in the playing for keeps. Once you've read the file you get an additional, optional, objective to blackmail the bartender. Simply walk around the outside and back in the front of the bar and talk to bartender.
You'll get some new dialogue and be able to ask for the eye ball, he'll initially refuse, then you'll explain what you know about the gambling. He'll then submit and walk off to the back room, simply wait for him to return with the eyeball and hand it over. Head back outside through the side door and run over to a Drop Point. Depositing his eye inside the Drop Point will complete the Playing For Keeps gig. Regina Jones will call you with your reward. For more Cyberpunk 2077 guides on Watson Gigs, Side Jobs, and other districts too, click the links below.
More walkthroughs will be added over time. • Watson Side Gigs • Gigs • Watson Side Jobs • Side JobsAre you trying to tell someone to take what you’re doing seriously? If so, you could tell them you “ play for keeps.” This post unpacks the meaning and origin of this expression. Meaning The meaning of playing for keeps playing for keeps” is to tell someone that you are serious with your intentions and will put in your best effort.
It’s a competitive saying and a sign that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to secure an outcome in your favor. The phrase can apply to professional and social settings, and it’s a common saying in English, particularly in western countries. If you tell someone playing for keeps playing for keeps, it’s a way of telling them that they better bring their best performance if they want to get one over on you.
Example Usage “I don’t recommend going up against John in any argument. That guy’s playing for keeps, and you can’t win with him. He just won’t see your side of the situation.” “Man, that guy really plays for keeps. This was supposed to be a friendly conversation, and he acts like it’s a professional debate.” “Wow, Kim really is playing for keeps. Don’t cross her, or she’ll go psycho on you.” “I’m going to pull out all the stops on this.
These people need to know that I’m playing for keeps. I’m not messing around with this, I promise.” Sure, you can try and go up against me if you want. I welcome the competition. Just know that I play for keeps, so bring your A-game.” Origin The origin of the expression “play for keeps” comes from kids playing games of marbles.
According to language experts, the phrase has been around since 1842. Marbles were common kids’ playthings throughout the late 1800s to the late 1900s. Kids stopped playing marbles around the 1990s, with the release of the video game console killing the market.
The phrase refers to drawing a circle and flicking marbles into the center. If your marble lands in the ring, you collect all the opponent’s marbles lying on the floor.
Players would ask each other if they wanted a friendly game, where they keep their marbles if they lost. Or, they could “play for keeps” where their opponents take their marbles if they win. The earliest reference to the expression in print comes from the Hattiesburg American newspaper in 1842.
“In the second and third heats, George realized this was a mistake, because it made Joe angry and he started playing for keeps.” Phrases Similar to Playing for Keeps • Knuckle down. • Pull out all the stops. • Play hard ball. Phrases Opposite to Playing for Keeps • • At the end of your tether.
• Bone idle. • Fed up with. What is the Correct Saying? • Play for keeps. • Playing for keeps. Ways People May Say Playing for Keeps Incorrectly Some people may use the phrase to describe the action of playing games.
While this is technically correct, it’s more common for people to use the expression to express their attitude toward a task. Acceptable Ways to Phrase Playing for Keeps You can use the expression “play for keeps” to describe your attitude toward a task or event. You can use the phrase to describe your behavior or that of others. The saying also suits professional and social use. You can use it at work to tell a team member that you approach every prospect with a pitch that shows them you’re playing for keeps.
Or, you could use it to describe another person’s competitive behavior. They do everything they can to secure a positive result as the outcome of their actions. It’s also a way to tell someone that you are finished playing around and things are about to get serious.
To be a footballer's wife, it takes serious balls. Dive into the salacious world of Aussie Rules Football, unearthing secrets, lies, scandals and murder.
To be a footballer's wife, it takes serious balls. Dive into the salacious world of Aussie Rules Football, unearthing secrets, lies, scandals and murder.
To be a footballer's wife, it takes serious balls. Dive into the salacious world of Aussie Rules Football, unearthing secrets, lies, scandals and murder.
Playing For Keeps explores the world of Aussie Rules football from the perspective of the real power players: the women. From the grandstands and the locker rooms to the red carpets and the bedrooms, what makes the wives and girlfriends of football's elite tick? Infatuation, love, power or relevance?
This playing for keeps, brassy and dangerous drama series depicts the lives of Aussie Rules football's rich and famous - and proves that when the cream of the crop fly high, they sometimes feel the heat.
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