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  • Summary: A contemporary romantic comedy about a successful woman (Barrymore) who thinks she's finally met the perfect guy (Fallon). Everything seems ideal until baseball season begins, and she has to compete with his true first love: the Boston Red Sox. (20th Century Fox)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 37
  2. Negative: 2 out of 37
  1. It's been a while since a movie made the game of love this winning.
  2. The picture's consistently entertaining and, though it has few brilliant comic peaks, it never plunges into boring valleys.
  3. The gall of Peter and Bobby Farrelly. To think that a romantic comedy might work absent a sleazy wager or maddening miscommunication takes a lot of chutzpah.
  4. 60
    Has a slapdash feeling to it.
  5. 60
    Barrymore has rarely been so bright and effortlessly charming, but it's all lost on Fallon, who often resembles one of those unfortunate SNL guests who freeze up on live TV, completely out of their element. If Fallon wants a life after SNL, he might want to try another medium.
  6. 50
    Fever Pitch is surprisingly devoid of jokes, or romance, or any of the other basic elements you'd expect to find in a romantic comedy. The only thing the Farrellys get right is the obsession.
  7. 20
    Ultimately, it's a bore. Don't see the movie – read the book, play the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 9 out of 30
  1. Jun 6, 2013
    8
    This is a very fun movie. It's more of a entertaining movie than a crappy romantic comedy. Jimmy Fallon is Jimmy Fallon, so that's good, and Drew Barrymore probably gives her better performances. Expand

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