Fever Pitch

2005

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance / Sport

38
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 65%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 38788

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Drew Barrymore as Lindsey
Stephen King as Himself
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600.05 MB
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English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 44 min
P/S 2 / 9

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by namashi_1 6 / 10

Entertaining & Well-Acted!

The Farrelly Brothers are in assured & fine form in the underrated 'Fever Pitch', an oddly appealing Romantic-Comedy, that mixes love & fanaticism with honesty. Its a cute & breezy watch, with an excellent cast.

'Fever Pitch' Synopsis: Lindsay (The Adorable Drew Barrymore) is stuck in the middle of her relationship with Ben (The Underrated Jimmy Fallon) and his passion for the Boston Red Sox.

Watching Lindsay struggle with Ben over his lifelong obsession with the Boston Red Sox, mostly results in funny moments. What really works here is how The Farrelly Brothers keep the tone light & warm, never losing out on its simplicity. Though the film lags at parts & could've been trimmed by a few minutes, its still a decent watch nonetheless.

Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel's Screenplay, which is loosely based on Nick Hornby's best-selling memoir, Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life, is cute & manages to show romance & fanaticism, both, effectively. The Farrelly Brothers' Direction, like always, is simple & well- done. Cinematography & Editing are perfect. Art & Costume Design are also great.

Performance-Wise: Fallon & Barrymore are in excellent form. Fallon, the current hot favorite talk show host, portrays a man committed to his obsession with energy & is equally successful at being romantic. Barrymore is wonderful as his lady-love, who at times fails to understand his obsession, yet tries to make them work. The Supporting Cast is pretty solid, too.

On the whole, 'Fever Pitch' will make you smile, if nothing more.

Reviewed by zkonedog 8 / 10

The (Romantic) Life Of A Baseball Fanatic

There are, to be sure, more than a few reasons to dislike this movie. It's cheesy as all get-up, as sappy as maple syrup, and the final scene is so unbelievable as to be laughable. Yet, at least for me, "Fever Pitch" works because of one factor: the ability to describe the life of a baseball die- hard.

For a basic plot summary, this movie tells the love story of Ben (Jimmy Fallon) and Lindsey (Drew Barrymore). Ben, a school teacher with a Boston Red Sox obsession and Lindsey, a confident career-woman, play off each other's personas in typical rom-com format.

Had this movie not dealt with baseball, I probably wouldn't have had anything to do with it. At its core, it is true rom-com through and through. However, being a huge baseball fan, I could really relate to Fallon's character. The entire film really nails baseball fanaticism. Whether it is Ben getting down on one knee to reveal...a ticket to Opening Day, or charting out pitching schedules to make sure he never misses Pedro Martinez, Fallon's antics are very relatable to the hardball diehards. Over the top, yes, but springing from a kernel of real sports fanaticism.

Another "luck" factor to this movie is that it follows the 2004 Boston Red Sox, perhaps the most endearing baseball team so far this millennium. Every baseball fan (from the Bronx to the Bay) remembers that fantastic run, so this movie (by sheer luck) re-captures that magic every time it is played.

Overall, "Fever Pitch" is a traditional romantic comedy that just happens to be something more for fans of the'04 Red Sox or baseball fanatics in general. It isn't perfect, but it is quite entertaining and will get watched more than once a year if in your collection.

Reviewed by Eddie Cantillo 8 / 10

Fever Pitch Review

Fever Pitch(2005) Starring: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Lenny Clarke, Jessamy Finet, Miranda Black, Brett Murphy, and Johnny Seed Directed By: Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly Review A Comedy About The Game of Love. I saw like the first thirty minutes of this movie early last year and since then I have been wanting to finish it and today I gladly did. This is a comedy that makes me think of myself again. We all have one thing were very passionate about. IN this film theirs Ben who has been a passionate Red Socks fan since he was eleven, he goes to practice games, does drafts of who's going to what game with him, and never misses a game. But he has to try and balance his commitment to the game and Lindsy. This film is based of a novel actually and that surprised me, I feel like reading the book now, when I look at Jimmy Fallons character in this movie I see me, because he's a romantic and he's like an expert on his passion among him and his friends, his being the Red Socks, mine being movies/films. It's humor is played out through funny situations with Ben and Lindsey, when it comes to Lindseys job and Bens love for the Red socks. I don't know how close it was to its source material but it was a joy to watch. I give Fever Pitch a four out of five.

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