There are two reasons I loved this particular movie. First was the fact that the comedy was extremely witty and very much similar to the era of the 1920s and 1930s. The really quick thinking, fast talking type humor was just one-two punches of laughter that were strung together. With Clooney directing it, as well as starring in it, it was actually pretty fun to watch both the film and the extras of which I usually never watch.
The second was the fact that it was filmed right here in the Triad. Not all of it, but there are major scenes in Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. The last scene was actually filmed at the War Memorial Stadium which made it all the more special to me since I’ve actually been there and know that there was not a set produced to create that and instead they used an actual stadium from that era.
The film itself is about professional football before it became popular and how one man pretty much changed the entire playing field because he brought a star player from college football. Before then, professionals was a joke and couldn’t even keep enough people in the stands while college football had a whole bunch of football fans. Funny how that works, doesn’t it.
Leatherheads was not only great comedy, but it was also a lot of improv acting and different in the sense that the filming was even imitating the style from that time period. I fully recommend watching this film if you haven’t seen it.