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Fever Pitch (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.5
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Drew Barrymore Lindsey Meeks
Jimmy Fallon Ben Wrightman
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
Isabella Fink
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
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Drama; Romance; Sport
Director Peter Farrelly; Bobby Farrelly
Producer Drew Barrymore; Alan Greenspan; Nancy Juvonen
Writer Nick Hornby; Lowell Ganz; Babaloo Mandel
Studio 20th Century Fox
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 103 mins
Movie Release Date 4/8/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 638
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/6/2006
Product Details
Edition Widescreen Edition
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 024543198413
Release Date 9/13/2005
Subtitles English; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Commentary by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
13 Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Peter and Bobby Farrelly
Gag Reel
Break the Curse and Love Triangle Featurettes
Fox Movie Channel Presents Making a Scene
Trailer & More!
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