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Catch and Release (2006)

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A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

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Susannah Grant

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Susannah Grant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Gray
Timothy Olyphant ... Fritz
Sam Jaeger ... Dennis
Kevin Smith ... Sam
Juliette Lewis ... Maureen
Joshua Friesen Joshua Friesen ... Mattie
Fiona Shaw ... Mrs. Douglas
Tina Lifford ... Eve
Georgia Craig ... Persephone
Christopher Redman ... Flower Delivery Guy
Joyce Krenz ... Housekeeper
Sonja Bennett ... Caterer
Yorgo Constantine ... Co-Worker
Dan Parker Dan Parker ... Deadhead Singer
Nancy Hower Nancy Hower ... Deadhead Singer
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Storyline

After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for. Written by Columbia Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Life is messy...love is messier.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catch & Release See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,658,898, 28 January 2007

Gross USA:

$15,539,051

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,159,325
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cable)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although this is not a Kevin Smith film, almost all of Smith's trademark elements can be found in it. There's the "sh" joke (he says "fancy, shmancy"), the number 37, reference to comics and superheroes and references to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). See more »

Goofs

During the bathroom sex scene, Gray's haircut changes several times while she exits the bath. See more »

Quotes

Gray: I told them all the great things I know about you and there were a lot. I was up there for a while. I didn't tell them everything, though. I left out the complicated stuff, like how it took losing you forever for me to truly find you. And how finding you turned me into someone else entirely. That's not what they came for. People want to hear you were great. Not that were great, but also, sometimes, not so great. They want to know I miss you. Not that while I've been missing you, I've fallen for...
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Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Soul Meets Body
(2005)
Written by Benjamin Gibbard
Performed by Death Cab for Cutie
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Love, loss and friendship - beautifully portrayed
26 December 2006 | by kuchynataSee all my reviews

The opening scene of C&R could have been me when my best friend died. Susannah Grant (and Jennifer Garner with her tremendous acting) has put a touching visual to that permanent loss of a loved one. The coming together of these friends, each mourning in their own way and trying to figure out how to move forward, is captured with humor and at times is sadly haunting. Each character looks for a way to stay connected, despite their loss. The use of periods of silence with the camera hanging on an actor's face is effective in communicating all the subtext involved in love, loss and friendship. Although it was easy for me to connect to each character, it may not be so for everyone. There are draws in this movie for everyone, however. Kevin Smith is wonderfully funny. Timothy Olyphant is beautiful to watch and Ms. Grant has used his beauty (and his fantastically revealing facial expressions) to the film's advantage. Jennifer Garner is . . . Jennifer Garner. She's fabulous. I loved this movie and can't wait to see it again.


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