Thursday, November 10, 2005

Fever Pitch

Generally, romantic comedies aren't my thing. Neither is Jimmy Fallon. It was one of those compromise movies (because there was no way in hell I was going to watch Guess Who). Anyhow, despite my early misgivings, I was impressed by this movie. Sure, it's still cheesy. Sure, it has a pretty slapdash final third. Still, I enjoyed myself. Fallon (who finally pulls something off without being really irritating) and Barrymore have the perfect sort of chemistry for this movie. This one doesn't veer very far from the path that everyone expects of it, but the ride is more enjoyable than you'd expect. My grade: B-

Avg. Critic's Score: 6.2 (via Rotten Tomatoes)
Avg. Viewer's Score: 6.5 (via Imdb)

Synopsis: A contemporary romantic comedy about a high school teacher who meets and falls in love with a successful businesswoman. Although their lives are vastly different, the relationship seems perfect until the baseball season begins and she has to compete with his first true love: the Boston Red Sox. (via Yahoo)

Directors: The Farrelly Brothers (There's Something About Mary)
Writers: Lowell Ganz (A League of Their Own) and Babaloo Mandel (City Slickers) based on the novel by Nick Hornby
Stars: Jimmy Fallon (Taxi), Drew Barrymore (The Wedding Singer), Ione Skye (Say Anything), KaDee Strickland (The Grudge), Marissa Jaret Winokur ("Stacked"), Evan Helmuth, Willie Garson ("Sex and the City")

Useless Trivia: While filming in Toronto, Drew Barrymore was asked to throw the first pitch of the game. It barely made it to the plate and she was extremely embarrassed.

3 Comments:

NFL Adam said...

dude, i hated fever pitch.

5:37 PM  
Aidid Razak said...

i'd have to agree with nfl adam.
it was dreadfully boring.

2:47 AM  
Alex said...

I was forced to watch "Guess Who," and it only took me a few days to regain my dignity. Much better than the years of therapy "Titanic" caused!

7:35 PM  

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