Andrew Garfield, Mahershala Ali, Ruth Negga, and five others received their first-ever acting nominations for 2017. While these actors are new to the Academy Awards, you may recognize them from their earlier work.
When relaxed and charming Ben Wrightman meets workaholic Lindsey Meeks she finds him sweet and charming, they hit it off and when it is winter Ben can spend every waking hour with Lindsey, but when summer comes around the corner Lindsey discovers Ben's obsession with the Boston Red Sox. She thinks it is perfect until everything goes downhill for them. Written by
Stephen King threw out the first pitch in this movie. In 1984, Drew Barrymore starred in Firestarter, by Stephen King. And, In 1985, Drew Barrymore starred in Cat's Eye by Stephen King. See more »
When Ben misses the Yankee game to be with Lindsay, Tony calls while they're in bed. The clock on the bedside table says 10:37. Ben turns on the TV to check the coverage and within the same news coverage, the time jumps to 11:27 and back to 10:40. See more »
Eighty-six years of bangin' our heads against the big green wall, but we finally did it. That part you know. That part everybody knows. But I got a story you don't know. It's about this schoolteacher friend of mine named Ben.
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Following the credits, there is a short home-video-like clip of 4 children cheering on the Red Sox. See more »
Fever Pitch is a fun enough movie. It has a lot of funny moments (including a hilariously disturbing shower scene). Like most romantic comedies, it has a "dead zone" in the middle where all the heavy, "she's breaking up with me" stuff happens, but other than that it continues to be funny until the end.
Even though the plot revolves around fanaticism towards the Red Sox, it's not overloaded with sports. You don't have to be a fan to enjoy this film.
Of course that's easy for me to say: I've been a Red Sox fan since I was a boy, too.
7 out of 10.
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