Fever Pitch (Blu-ray)

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Cute movie - and a MUST for Sox fans

by AC on 3/29/2012

Well written romantic comedy that is believably acted by the cast. I am not a fan of either of the stars, but they play off each other well and with nice chemistry. Read More

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 224525491
UPC 024543760283
UPC 14 00024543760283
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 1/10/2012
Rating Rating
Keywords
Couples
Love
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Editors Note
Note The Farrelly Brothers (THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, DUMB & DUMBER) take a slight departure from their signature breed of over-the-top, gross-out humor and opt instead for sensitive restraint with this genuinely sweet love story. Credit is due in part to the writing team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (SPANGLISH) who adapt Nick Hornby's popular British novel, moving it to Boston and exchanging the protagonist's obsession with soccer for an all-consuming love of baseball. Ever since his first childhood visit to Fenway Park, easygoing schoolteacher Ben (Jimmy Fallon) has been in love with the Boston Red Sox. When he meets a successful workaholic named Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), he warns her that being such an avid fan has been a problem in his past relationships. On the brink of turning 30, Lindsey is eager to make what seems like an otherwise promising romance work, and she agrees to go with Ben to opening day (of the eventful 2004 season when the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years).^As baseball season proceeds, the truly obsessive nature of Ben's hobby is revealed, and a love triangle is set up in which baseball plays the role of the other woman. Lindsey's feelings for Ben are put to the test again and again as his love for the game threatens to outweigh his feelings for her. While the film's structure is pretty typical of a romantic comedy, FEVER PITCH offers quirky characters that ring true. Fallon and Barrymore display a genuine chemistry and Fallon proves (after leaving SNL) that he can pull off the romantic lead. With the exception of Yankee fans, FEVER PITCH should appeal to anyone who has ever really loved another person (or a pastime).
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "The two actors are wonderfully matched....It's been a while since a movie made the game of love this winning." 04/15/2005 p.56-57
Los Angeles Times "A sweet and often hilarious movie about modern romance and its fearsome adversary, modern life..." 04/08/2005 p.E1
New York Times "[T]horoughly winning..." 04/08/2005 p.E1
Chicago Sun-Times "Jimmy Fallon is perfectly cast in the role....He achieves a kind of perfection in his high spirits, his boyish enthusiasm, his dependence on the Sox for a purpose in his life, and his bafflement about romance. " 04/08/2005 p.29
Premiere "Barrymore's appealingly camp-free performance is one of the draws..." 10/01/2005 p.130
Directors
Peter Farrelly
Bobby Farrelly
Actors
Drew Barrymore
Jimmy Fallon
Cast & Crew
James B. Sikking - Star
Drew Barrymore - Star
Ione Skye - Star
Lenny Clarke - Star
Jack Kehler - Star
Jimmy Fallon - Star
Lowell Ganz - Screenwriter
Nick Hornby - Source Writer
David Zucker - Producer
Alan Greenspan - Producer
Bradley Thomas - Producer
Babaloo Mandel - Screenwriter
Gil Netter - Producer
Craig Armstrong - Composer
Drew Barrymore - Producer
Nancy Juvonen - Producer
Peter Farrelly - Director
Bobby Farrelly - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2005
UPC 00024543760283
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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