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Fever Pitch
- Jimmy Fallon

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview

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).

Cast List

David Zucker - Director/Prod./Screenwriter, SCARY MOVIE 4 (2006)
Alan Greenspan - Producer
James B. Sikking - American TV/Film Actor
James Sikking - American TV/Film Actor
Gil Netter - Producer
Craig Armstrong - Composer
Drew Barrymore - American actress and producer
Nancy Juvonen - producer, CHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000)
Peter Farrelly - Director/Screenwriter, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Ione Skye - Actress
Ione Skye Leitch - Actress
Lenny Clarke - STAND-UP COMEDIAN
Jack Kehler - Actor
Babaloo Mandel - American Screenwriter/Producer
Marc Mandel - American Screenwriter/Producer
Bobby Farrelly - Director/Screenwriter, THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY (1998)
Bradley Thomas
Jimmy Fallon - Actor/comedian, ALMOST FAMOUS/FEVER PITCH
Lowell Ganz - American screenwriter, producer, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY
Nick Hornby - English Author

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543198413
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA) (crude and sexual humor, and some sensuality)
  • Release Date: August 2014

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Reviews:
"The two actors are wonderfully matched....It's been a while since a movie made the game of love this winning." - 04/15/2005 Entertainment Weekly, p.56-57


"A sweet and often hilarious movie about modern romance and its fearsome adversary, modern life..." - 04/08/2005 Los Angeles Times, p.E1


"[T]horoughly winning..." - 04/08/2005 New York Times, p.E1


"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 Chicago Sun-Times, p.29


"Barrymore's appealingly camp-free performance is one of the draws..." - 10/01/2005 Premiere, p.130

 
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