Monday, March 8, 2010

18. March 7, 2010 - Fever Pitch (2005)

I have a confession to make - I am a Red Sox fan. I am a deeply devoted, superstitious, wait-in-line-for-nine-hours-for-tickets Red Sox fan. As such, I love this movie. Though, that being said, I care very little for the plot or characters. It takes place in 2004 and every time I see the clip of Doug Mientkiewicz catching that final out in the World Series, therefore breaking the Curse of the Bambino and sending the city of Boston into a weekend of unrestrained ecstacy (see, I told you), I get choked up all over again. Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are fine, but this is about the Red Sox. How this book is actually about soccer is beyond me.
My Netflix rating: 4 stars


  1. I love this movie too. I'm told to watch the original with Colin Firth which is closer to Nick Hornby's book, but this movie is so sweet and funny and knows a lot about being a baseball fan.

  2. OK, settle a bet. Lady Hatter claims that this is a chick flick with baseball slipped in to dupe guys into watching it. I disagree.

    As a big Sox fan myself, I really dig this movie too. I always get a smile when i think of all the Sox hats and shirts that were in my Toronto audience when I saw this on opening weekend.