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After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: Sam, Dennis, and, Fritz. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for.
Romantic Comedy Drama - This movie may appear to be a romantic comedy but I don't believe
most people will feel that this is a true romantic comedy. There is
some mild romance and a good amount of comedy, but the story is a
bit on the dark side. The story shows the characters dealing with
the death of a loved one and how it effects everyone.
PROFANITY: 4 F-words, 1 S-word, several milder words. SEX/NUDITY: Several sexual scenes that don't show any nudity. VIOLENCE: None DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some drinking and smoking. ACTION: None COMEDY: A good amount of humor for a fairly dark story.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Average Catch and Release is a confused, disjointed motion picture that tries to be many things and succeeds in being none.
Roger EbertFull Review Good Shocking, but also funny, that tasteless little twist signals 'Catch and Release' is going to take us on a slightly different path than the usual one we see in this kind of romantic 'dramedy.'
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 204 moviegoers:
TEENS:The female opinions are very good but not quite great. About three-quarters really enjoyed "Catch and Release." While I certainly recommend this movie to teen females, there will be quite a few of you who will feel it's just an average/OK movie. There weren't enough male opinions to be accurate.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:The female opinions are nearly identical to the teen female opinions above so please read it. The very few male opinions aren't of much value but they are decent. Nearly everyone enjoyed it, at least to some degree.
ADULTS:The female opinions are disappointing, but not terrible. A little over half really enjoyed "Catch and Release." Most of the remaining half rated it average/OK. Just a few disliked it. I would urge caution. The male opinions were even worse. There are virtually no real high opinions and lots of very low to terrible opinions. The guys can skip it.
Gray Wheeler (Jennifer Garner) thought she had life all figured out: the perfect
job, the perfect city (Boulder, Colorado), and best of all, Grady, the perfect fiancé.
However, in life, nothing is perfect: the day that was supposed to be their
wedding day instead becomes Grady's funeral. At the memorial, Gray is
comforted by Grady's closest friends: cheerful Sam (Kevin Smith) and
responsible Dennis (Sam Jaeger). When she leaves the reception for a few
minutes alone, her private moment is interrupted as Grady's childhood buddy
from L.A., Fritz (Timothy Olyphant), bursts in and, thinking the room is empty,
seduces the event caterer.
After the memorial, Gray realizes that she can no longer afford the house she
and Grady rented. Sam and Dennis take her in, feeling a responsibility to take
care of their pal's fiancé… but to Gray's chagrin, she finds that the boys have
also offered a bed to Fritz.
As Gray closes Grady's accounts, she finds one she never knew existed: a large
one – containing about a million dollars. Grady was loaded… but that wasn't the
only secret Grady kept from his fiancé. He was also sending the interest on that
account – $3,000 a month – to a woman in L.A. Gray manages to pull the details
out of Fritz: Grady had a one-time affair, before he met Gray, with a massage
therapist named Maureen. The result of that one night, says Fritz, is a seven-year-old boy named Mattie. Gray is devastated to learn that Grady never trusted
her enough to tell her about his son.