A washed up singer is given a couple days to compose a chart-topping hit for an aspiring teen sensation. Though he's never written a decent lyric in his life, he sparks with an offbeat younger woman with a flair for words.
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
In the scene where Drew Barrymore's character Lindsey gets sick from food poisoning and vomits in the bathroom on the night of her date with Ben (Jimmy Fallon), Barrymore and producer Nancy Juvonen wanted the scene to be shot so that Barrymore is never seen vomiting and directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly agreed. See more »
The narrator says that at Ben's first game at Fenway Park in 1980, Dwight Evans hit two home runs. Evans did have a two-homer game in 1980, but in Minnesota, not Boston. 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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All the titles are done in the same lettering style as on Red Sox uniforms. See more »
I saw this movie on Thursdays night after having a really boring day. I had no expectations, those I had were rather negative. Being that the only movie I've ever watched Jimmy in is the American version of Taxi with Queen Latifah(?)...don't ask why! But seriously..this movie is so cute! Drew Barrymore is always sweet, but I almost fell in love with Fallon's character. Why can't I meet a cute nerd like that. :) Movies like that are excellent. Simple, sweet and necessary. Sunday on a Thursdays. I'm not even a sports fan, but it's something about American movies with baseball that fascinates me. Probably the fact that we don't have that sport here in Norway.
(My first comment ever.) Haha
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