This is a light mixture of sports story and screwball romantic comedy. The setting is 1925. The sport is professional American football. The romance is one of those sparring then falling in love situations between George Clooney and Renee Zellwegger.
Predictable in its way, it is nevertheless a pleasant off-kilter romance, with some sharp lines and audiences feeling sorry for the young player and his crisis and some background to the development of football. (Leatherheads from the leather helmet protection they wore in those days). - Fr Peter Malone, Australian Catholic Office for Film and Broadcasting
Rated:PG (mild comedic violence and coarse language). Out Now.