Thursday, November 24, 2005

Review - Fever Pitch

The baseball parts of this production aren’t too terrible, but the romance woven through the Red Sox 2004 season isn’t anywhere near as interesting as the game. Of course with a finish like the 2004 baseball season, it was hard for Hollywood to come up with anything to match the drama of “real life.” Even so, this production falls considerably short. Jimmy Fallon does a much better job as an obsessive Sox fan than he does as a romantic lead. And though Drew Barrymore has successfully played the foil to Adam Sandler in the lovable loser / cute girl story line at least twice now, here her performance with Fallon comes across as mailed in. The result is a romantic comedy where the romance doesn’t work at all. See if desperate

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