Fever Pitch (2005)
Front Cover Actor
Drew Barrymore Lindsey Meeks
Jimmy Fallon Ben
Jason Spevack Ben in 1980
Jack Kehler Al
Scott Severance Artie (as Scott H. Severance)
Jessamy Finet Theresa (as Jessamy R. Finet)
Maureen Keiller Viv
Lenny Clarke Uncle Carl
Ione Skye Molly
Kadee Strickland Robin
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance; Sport
Director Peter Farrelly; Bobby Farrelly
Producer Drew Barrymore; Alan Greenspan
Writer Nick Hornby; Lowell Ganz
Studio 20th Century Fox
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 43 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The Farrelly brothers continue their good-natured winning streak with Fever Pitch, a romantic comedy charmed by fate and last-minute improvisation. The movie was originally written with a bittersweet ending, but something unexpected happened (kismet, or perhaps divine intervention?) when the Boston Red Sox scored miraculous victories in the 2004 playoffs and World Series, and Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon were there, in character, to celebrate love and baseball as a pair of amiable lovers who learn to share their lives while accommodating Fallon's life-long passion for the Red Sox. You really have to love baseball to forgive the formulaic romance by veteran Hollywood screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (who also wrote A League of Their Own, and could write this stuff in their sleep), but the codirecting Farrellys make it work, along with the easygoing chemistry of Barrymore and Fallon. The movie bears little resemblance to Nick Hornby's source novel (which was more faithfully adapted as a 1997 British comedy starring Colin Firth), but anyone who enjoyed High Fidelity or About a Boy will recognize Hornby's keen understanding of men and women, and the hazards we all endure when playing the game of love. --Jeff Shannon
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1575
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 10/19/05
Purchase Price $15.00
Store Best Buy
Owner JC
Links Amazon US
IMDB
Folder 013
Product Details
Edition Boston Red Sox Collector's Edition
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 024543208945
Chapters
Release Date 9/13/05
Subtitles English; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1