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Fever Pitch (2005)
Watch the UK version instead
I've enjoyed Nick Hornby's books, and their movie adaptations, but this is the exception. It was a huge disappointment, especially the character of "Ben" (Fallon), who comes across as a moron with almost no redeeming features.
I later found the original UK version, (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119114/), and was delighted to see fully realized, believable characters (with a brilliant performance by Colin Firth as the central character "Paul Ashworth").
Don't waste your time, watch the UK version instead. Vastly superior script and acting.
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
Great writing, marvelous acting, beautifully filmed. Repays repeated viewing.
I got to see this movie for the second time at the Boston Independent Film Festival (29 April 2007) and my admiration grows. On first viewing much of my brain was occupied with figuring out what was going on and how the sub-plots related. On second viewing I got to enjoy many of the subtler aspects of the script and the performances, which are all first rate.
This is a demanding movie. It's complex, the story is revealed slowly and non-linearly, and many of the areas of personality and philosophy it explores are dark. But there's also great humor, easily understood echoes of "Our Town" and "It's A Wonderful Life", and a satisfactory resolution.
Great writing and marvelous acting, beautifully captured on film. And it definitely repays repeated viewing.