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
Drew Barrymore was almost cast as "Carolanne" in Poltergeist, with JoBeth Williams playing the Mother. So in this movie, 20 years later, they finally got to play Mother and Daughter. See more »
When Ben drives Lindsay home from the airport, Lindsay is wearing a beige top under her jacket, but as the scene progresses, her top goes from beige to a red and white striped top, and changes back and forth. 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.
See more »
All the titles are done in the same lettering style as on Red Sox uniforms. See more »
I got to see this on the plane to NZ last week, and was wondering how it would measure up to both the UK film and the book. I have to say I was favorable impressed. If anything the fanatical attachment to the Red Sox during the lean years works even better than the original devotion to Arsenal FC, who have had success through the years. As a Brit I was also interested to see that you don't need to understand baseball to get what's going on. One question springs to mind - Was the screenplay written using the Sox as the team even before they finally broke the Curse of the Bambino? Or was another team in the frame? As a Red Sox fan myself (weird I know, a Brit who understands baseball) I have to say that it added to the enjoyment.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?