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Fever Pitch (2005)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 8 April 2005 (USA)
Lindsay is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

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Cast

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Ben
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Ben - 1980
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Al
Scott Severance ...
Artie (as Scott H. Severance)
Jessamy Finet ...
Teresa (as Jessamy R. Finét)
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Isabella Fink ...
Audrey
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Storyline

When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them. Written by Drew-Barrymore-Fanatic

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A Comedy About The Game Of Love.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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8 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Perfect Catch  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,400,125, 10 April 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$42,071,069, 7 August 2005
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Sweeney was originally slated to be the scalper, but had pneumonia. Peter Farrelly then pulled Ken Rogerson, who was just an extra at the time, over and said, "Your part just got bigger." See more »

Goofs

When Lindsey is running across the field, it appears that she throws her purse at a security member. Seconds later she runs around Johnny Damon and her purse is back in her hands for the rest of the scene. However, she actually takes Damon's glove and throws that at a security member, not her purse, which correctly stays on her arm during the entire scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Al: [voice over] Eighty-six years of bangin' our heads against the big green wall, but we finally did it. That part you know. That part everybody knows. But I got a story you don't know. It's about this schoolteacher friend of mine named Ben.
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Crazy Credits

The music at the end is interspersed with radio ads, as if someone is tuning a radio between stations. See more »


Soundtracks

Second Best
Written and Performed by Steve Wynn
Courtesy of Down There Records
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This baseball film stays in the Park
10 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Fever Pitch" shows what obsessions or deep passions can do to a relationship when both partners don't share the same thing or at least at the same level. Ben (Jimmy Fallon) is a devout Red Sox fan. He is a fanatic. He goes to every game, his apartment looks like a Fenway Park gift shop, and he goes to Florida every spring to watch the team play in spring training when the games don't count. Lindsey (Drew Barrymoore) is a young executive on her way up in the real world and is more or less married to her job. When the two of them eventually go out on their first date, she gets really sick, and he stays the night and takes care of her. This blows her away and she is sold. The relationship is full steam ahead, but the problem is that it's wintertime and baseball season hasn't gotten started yet. She doesn't know what she is in for.

Naturally, the Red Sox get in the way. Lindsey tries to be a good sport about it and even tries to learn the game and the two of them actually start going to games together and she becomes a fan as well. But things get out of hand when the team gets closer and closer to the playoffs and thats when problems arise.

"Fever Pitch" is cute, sweet, and has some funny moments. Jimmy Fallon is well cast and Drew Barrymoore isn't as annoying as she normally is. But there isn't anything really special about this film. Much of the arc in this film is very conventional and everyone already knows how the season turns out. Let's face it. Romantic comedies really need to be original or have something different to them to escape many of the typical clichés in this genre. At least it didn't take place in Manhattan like most of these films. "Fever Pitch" would make a nice rental and its a pretty good date film. (***)


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