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
The film mentions the long standing story that former Red Sox owner and Broadway producer Harry Frazee traded Babe Ruth in order to finance the musical "No, No, Nanette". While it may have some truth to it, the deal was much more indirect and complex. Babe Ruth was traded to the Yankees for $100,000. "No, No, Nanette" was originally a non-musical stage play named "My Lady Friends". Without the Babe Ruth trade, "No, No, Nanette" would not have been on Broadway. See more »
There is a scene in which we find out the Red Sox have scored eight runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Yankees 8-7. During the 2004 season, no such game occurred. 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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Footage of the "rolling rally" victory parade is shown at the end. 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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