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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.

Director:

Susannah Grant

Writer:

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 »

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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

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,658,898, 28 January 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$15,269,668, 18 February 2007
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(cable)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is the second movie with Jennifer Garner and a character she calls Mattie. The first film was 13 Going on 30 (2004) with Mark Ruffalo who played her best friend Mattie. See more »

Goofs

Fritz tells Gray that Grady's child was conceived "at a Halloween party," but when Gray first meets the child's mother she says the child will be "four next October." A child conceived on Halloween would be born near the end of July. It is also very possible that Fritz made up the conception date since most of the rest of that story was also incorrect. This is not a goof. When Fritz tells Gray that the baby was conceived at Halloween, he was lying. It was the same conversation where he said that the kid was "7 or 8", when we later learn that the kid was actually 3 and the product of an ongoing affair and not a one-night stand at a Halloween party. See more »

Quotes

[after Gray is brought home drunk and singing "Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"]
Fritz: I had nothing to do with it.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The Winding Staircase
(2006)
Written and Performed by New Radiant Storm King
Courtesy of Darla Records
Under license from Coda Music
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Lovely in every way
31 January 2007 | by dmasurskySee all my reviews

I have seen so many clunky romantic comedies, where characters behave in ridiculous, unrealistic ways, so I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. Sure, the characters are somewhat stereotypical and certainly much that happens is predictable, but in this case I don't think the film is harmed at all. There are many charming moments, plenty of humor, and most refreshing, a general air of goodwill that I especially needed after sitting through the HEAVY and mostly grim award-fodder that came out at the end of the year. The leads (Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant) are easy on the eyes and both give fine performances. And, most importantly, I was genuinely rooting for them to get together, which is the raison d'etre of all romantic pairings in this type of movie. The supporting cast, especially Kevin Smith, were icing on an already tasty confection, and the Boulder, Colorado locations were an added delight. If you prefer Ingmar Bergman, stay away, but if you're a fan of the genre, you won't be disappointed.


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