The Perfect Catch

The Perfect Catch

Cast: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, KaDee Strickland, JoBeth Williams, James Sikking
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Screenplay: Lowell Ganz & Bambaloo Mandel
Genre: Romance/Comedy
Rated: M sexual reference
Running Time: 103 Minutes

A Comedy About The Game Of Love

The Farrelly Brothers ('There's Something About Mary', 'Dumb & Dumber') take a slight departure from their signature breed of over-the-top, gross-out humour and opt instead for sensitive restraint with this genuinely sweet love story. Credit is due in part to the writing team of Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel (SPANGLISH) who adapt Nick Hornby's popular British novel, moving it to Boston and exchanging the protagonist's obsession with soccer for an all-consuming love of baseball.

Ever since his first childhood visit to Fenway Park, easygoing schoolteacher Ben (Jimmy Fallon) has been in love with the Boston Red Sox. When he meets a successful workaholic named Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), he warns her that being such an avid fan has been a problem in his past relationships. On the brink of turning 30, Lindsey is eager to make what seems like an otherwise promising romance work, and she agrees to go with Ben to opening day (of the eventful 2004 season when the Red Sox won the World Series for the first time in 86 years).

Perfectly suited 'Drew Barrymore' plays Lindsey, a workaholic whose attempts at a stable relationship fail systematically. Enter Ben (Jimmy Fallon), a seemingly perfect guy, but what's the obsession with to be exact. For any girl who has gone out with a sports fantatic or has been one herself, you will appreciate this film.

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