Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Perfect Catch


Perfect Catch
Original Title: Fever Pitch
Directed by; Peter & Bobby Farrelly, USA, 2005
Rom-Com / Drama, 103 min

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox / AB Svensk Film Industri

Story:
Ben [Jimmy Fallon] meets Lindsay [Drew Barrymore], they fall in love. He's a huge sports fan, she's a career woman. She goes along with it to a start but then things turn sour. Step by step he works his way back in until she realises what she's missing out on and surrenders to his love.

Me:
With Barrymore in one of the lead roles, and Fallon in the other, you know that you’re probably going to get a few laughs, a few sweet moments and a nice happy ending. That's just what this movie is. I never really saw the charm of Nick Hornsby's original football story/love conflict, but then again High Fidelity was quite good. The romcom, so often told from a guys side is getting rather dull and lame. Someone needs to reinvent this genre really really soon if I'm ever going to suffer through another romcom. Don't get me wrong there are some good moments in this movie, but it just so fucking formula you know exactly where it's going. Apart from the "cursed" Red Sox in a bizarre twist of fate actually winning the Baseball World Championship, nothing out of the unusual happens.


Image:

Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1. Removable subtitles in Swedish. Danish, Norwegian, Finnish and English

Audio:
English Dolby Digital 5.1.

Extras:
Commentary by Bobby & Peter Farrelly, deleted scenes, a gag reel, a few internet featurettes, and the theatrical trailer. Also on the disc is a three minute “Inside Look” at the movie In her shoes.

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