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A high school teacher meets and falls in love with a successful businesswoman. Although their lives are vastly different, the relationship seems perfect until the baseball season begins and she has to compete with his first true love: the Boston Red Sox.
PROFANITY: 1 S-word, 1 GD, 7 milder profanities. SEX/NUDITY: Some mildly implied sexual activity. No sexual activity shown. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some beer drinking at ball games. ACTION: None COMEDY: VERY FUNNY FOR ALL AGES! 50+ chuckles, 5 big laughs.
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Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Good Reality, it seems, forced a re-write of the film's ending. Handled better, the "have your cake and eat it too" resolution might have been more satisfying, but the finale seems rushed. Having had the actors and a few cameras at the Red Sox's first World Series victory since the 1910's might have seemed like manna from heaven, but whatever footage the Farrellys captured is underused.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good The movie has been directed by the Farrelly brothers, Peter and Bobby, who tend to make a different kind of movie...Here, they're sensitive and warm-hearted, never push too hard, empathize with the characters, allow Lindsey and Ben to become people we care about.
USA TodayFull Review Above Average Tolerable Fever Pitch's comic temperature falls short of lukewarm, but on the subject of men and women, it's on to something. Full of sexual fracas-ing sparked by 'guy' obsessions, the Farrelly brothers' latest movie is a sort of undercooked Diner.
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We collected 199 moviegoer opinions. OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! For once most of the critics were right, "Fever Pitch" is a GREAT MOVIE. With over half of the opinions either "Fantastic" or "Excellent" and virtually no low opinions, "Fever Pitch" is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Also important is the fact that the opinions are nearly the same across all ages, both male and female. This makes "Fever Pitch" a movie for everyone. So treat the whole family to a wonderful time at the movies.
It's a love triangle – but with a twist. Instead of revolving around three people,
this story involves twenty-eight: a man, a woman…and a Major League baseball team.
High-school teacher Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon) is a good catch. He's
charming, funny and great with kids. When he meets Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore),
an ambitious business consultant whose spirit is as luminous as her beauty, their attraction
is immediate. Sure, they have their differences. She's a workaholic; he loves his
summers off. He lives and breathes the Red Sox; she doesn't know Carl Yastrzemski
from Johnny Damon.
But true love overcomes all…at least until Red Sox spring training rolls around.
As Ben's beloved Bosox launch one of the most incredible seasons in baseball history,
Ben and Lindsey must decide if they, as a couple, will strike out or fight to keep love alive
through extra innings.