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  • Summary: Paul, and English teacher who is obsessed with English football -- specifically the perennial championship-less Arsenal-- enters into a roller-coaster romance with Sarah who, in the end, is forced to appreciate the virtues of the sport.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Vastly superior to the small and independent films that have come out during the last six months.
  2. A sweetly hilarious romantic comedy about a soccer fan whose favorite pro team's unexpected success threatens to push him over the edge.
  3. If you don't operate on the premise that soccer is the most important thing in the universe, you might not go along with everything in Fever Pitch.
  4. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    50
    Just because a first-person analysis of a sociocultural phenomenon is fascinating in print, it should not necessarily be turned into a movie.
  5. The story is unmemorable, but the characters are engaging and their predicaments are all too recognizable.
  6. This frantic tale seems at once preachy and incoherent, collapsing into a more or less random collection of disconnected, unfocused scenes.
  7. The entire matter of totemistic home-team dementia is roasted on a spit and then embraced for all its sorry pointlessness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. JulieS.
    Jun 13, 2006
    10
    Sexy Colin Firth. Football. What more could you want?
  2. DonaldW.
    Apr 3, 2006
    6
    This is the kind of movie that my Mother would have summed as "a cute show." Not high praise but indicative of its entertainment value, even This is the kind of movie that my Mother would have summed as "a cute show." Not high praise but indicative of its entertainment value, even while acknowledging its faults. The latter include sketch comedy acting, mediocre writing and directing that makes many scenes far too long. Nonetheless, Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore are wonderful together and seem to be having a good time, despite it all. And that is enough to make the whole thing, well, cute. Collapse
  3. Feb 21, 2012
    1
    First let me say that I've seen About A Boy and High Fidelity about 3 times each, so I am a big Hornby fan. However, this movie had nothingFirst let me say that I've seen About A Boy and High Fidelity about 3 times each, so I am a big Hornby fan. However, this movie had nothing going for it. It's a story about a stupid guy (and a woman who was stupid to get involved with him). There's nothing redeeming about it, nothing very funny about it, and it is a *huge* disappointment compared to the two films mentioned above. Don't waste your time. Really. Expand

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