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Fever Pitch (Widescreen Edition) (2005)

Drew Barrymore , Jimmy Fallon , Bobby Farrelly , Peter Farrelly  |  PG-13 |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler, Scott Severance
  • Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
  • Writers: Babaloo Mandel, Lowell Ganz, Nick Hornby
  • Producers: Alan Greenspan, Amanda Posey, Bradley Thomas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
  • Run Time: 104 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000A0GXRO
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,392 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Fever Pitch (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 13 deleted scenes
  • Gag reel
  • "Love Triangle" and "Break the Curse" featurettes
  • Making of scene: "Fever Pitch"
  • Theatrical trailer

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Product Description

According to Red Sox super-fan Ben Wrightman (Jimmy Fallon), finding romance is about as likely as his beloved team winning the World Series. But when Ben scores a beautiful new girlfriend (Drew Barrymore), suddenly anything is possible. Now the two passions in his life have a chance to go all the way... if he doesn't strike out first.

Additional Features

In their engaging commentary track, the Farrelly brothers talk about how working with Ione Skye was a lifelong dream after Say Anything..., praise Jimmy Fallon's "Hanksian" performance, and, as lifelong Red Sox fans, ask Bill Buckner for forgiveness. Two featurettes with cast and crew discussing how their plans to make a film about another Red Sox failure met with surprising fate. The 13 deleted scenes include an extended version of young Ben's first day at Fenway and a some lines of dialogue for Jason Varitek and Johnny Damon. But if it's Red Sox you want, go for the extended ending included in the Boston Red Sox Collector's Edition of the film. --David Horiuchi

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98 of 109 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Movie Gets 4 Stars, DVD Edition is a rip-off, though September 24, 2005
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I'm a Red Sox fan and a sucker for romantic comedies, so I waited for the "Special Red Sox Collectors Edition" before even seeing the flick for the first time -- I knew I wanted to buy it. This review contrasts the two editions, with some minor comments about the movie at the end.

Now I see I paid an extra $4 for the "Collector's Edition" over the regular DVD release for what amounts to about a minute of extra Red Sox highlights interpolated at the end. That's it. That's the only difference. That, my friends, is a rip-off from the marketing people, and a pretty crummy one.

Not to say that as a DVD this isn't a very nice package. The gag reel is pretty funny. The directors' commentary and a couple of the featurettes are interesting enough. And the deleted scenes, frankly, make it into a better movie; I only wish they'd done a Director's cut and re-inserted the deleted scenes, because it makes the occasionally thin plot a lot fleshier. In particular, the deleted scene of Uncle Carl taking young Ben to his first game at Fenway is actually pretty wonderful, and great back story for why Ben is so addicted as an adult. It's a major weakness of Farrelly Brothers movies that they seem to cut for time what are often the best parts of the movies, resorting to the truly wretched device of voice-over narration to substitute for what would've been better done as actual story. "Me Myself and Irene" serves as the ultimate monument to this awful problem of trying to use voice-over narration to solve story problems, where script and editing problems could've been overcome with some attention before production was ever started. "Fever Pitch", fortunately, manages to stand up well enough even with the narration.
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true romance September 6, 2005
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Selfless love exists in many forms. "Fever Pitch" artfully weaves two of them.

One of Ben Wrightman's (Jimmy Fallon) 9th grade muses asks him, "When have the RedSox ever loved you back?" But for all of us who have loved and lost and loved some more, the answer isn't so clear.

Especially during these past few years (thank you John Henry, Larry Lucchino, and Theo Epstein), that love has been requited. But the years of Jimmy Williams and Dan Duquette weren't so bad after all either. And we'll always have Ted Williams (and Harry Hooper, and even Babe Ruth for a few years . . .)

Drew Barrymore plays her second romantic movie ending on a baseball field (Never Been Kissed) extremely well. She's a vulnerable cutie with lots of female power and a straight shooter. In my opinion, she shares her secret shame of "seeing patterns of numbers and rearranging them into new patterns" quite well. Her buddies are convincing women characters that test and question her.

Jimmy Fallon plays a wonderful sweet school teacher, err man, with "something not quite right". His buddies exist on the RedSox plane only -- maybe because there's nothing else. Some of his little bits are perfect moving the movie forward by adding dimension to his personality.

For me, "Fever Pitch" works on practically all levels. I have seen it thrice and cried every time. My wife (from Boston) liked it as well.

For my NY Yankee friends, probably not.

Go Sox!
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yankee fan likes a Red Sox movie? July 19, 2008
I am a true Yankee fan and although the Red Sox are now our biggest rivals I still enjoyed this movie. I had to close my eyes at the end for a few seconds when they showed the Red Sox comeback in the AL Championship series.

Because the Red Sox our biggest American League rival people think it was always that way. But it wasn't. When I grew up in the 1950s the Red Sox had great hitters like Ted Williams and Pete Runnels. But they were never a contender. The Yankees rivals were the Indians and White Sox, the only two teams to beat them out for the American League pennant. But those rivalries were nothing compared to the Brooklyn Dodger vs New York Yankee rivarly that develop when they meet in the World Series 4 times in the decade.

In this movie Jimmy Fallon meets Drew Barrymore and falls in love with her. But this happens in the winter and the true Red Sox fanaticism doesn't really come until baseball season. She gets a hint when she see how his apartment looks like Fenway Park. But the true understanding doesn't hit until she see him with friends on ESPN while they were down in Florida watching for the new prospects.

The theme of the story is all about her finding time for a man in her life and we see how this very succesful woman is embarrassed when she is caught sleeping on the job. For Fallon it is about finding time for her with his busy schedule attendiing Red Sox games. He inherited two season tickets and before the season starts he and his friends get to decide who gets to go with him for these games. With Drew in his life he picks her to go with him to the most important games. One day he had to miss a game for a dinner appointment with her parents.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
forget Jimmy and Drew. This is really not about them. It is the actual story of how the city of Boston has developed a love/hate relationship with the baseball team that has broken their hearts for too many years. Every spring, the fans of Red Sox nation begin their courtship of a championship season and every autumn they are once again left at the alter. Except the year this movie was made. Somehow, someway, the Sox did it and it was captured in this movie. Buy it just to keep your Red Sox highlight disk company.

Is God a movie fan..He must be!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 15 hours ago by sharon m ferro
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute movie Drew and Jimmy are great together
Very cute movie Drew and Jimmy are great together
Published 13 days ago by beachnut
5.0 out of 5 stars "If you love me enough to sell your tickets, I love you enough not to...
I recently became a Jimmy Fallon fan ever since he took over The Tonight Show. Jimmy is great in it! I am not into baseball, but this movie is a home run! Read more
Published 16 days ago by Julie Z.
5.0 out of 5 stars Made me a fan!
Hilarious. Jimmy Fallon is understated and believable as the fanatic Sox fan. I loved the commentary too.
Published 24 days ago by Noreen L. Bechard
2.0 out of 5 stars Its written about soccer (English football) not baseball and superior...
Skip the movie and read the book by Nick Hornby. Its written about soccer (English football) not baseball and superior to the movie adaption made for US audience consumption.
Published 26 days ago by C. Paterson
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
A very enjoyable movie.
Published 1 month ago by J. W. Anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Product was as described, delivery was prompt.
Product was as described, delivery was prompt.
Published 1 month ago by ALLAN cosp
5.0 out of 5 stars this movie is definitely perfect. Good to watch over the winter months...
Being a Red Sox fan, yes, even this year with them doing poorly, this movie is definitely perfect. Good to watch over the winter months when there sadly aren't any games being... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good refreshingly clean movie.
Published 1 month ago by Gail C Cole
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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