Did you know that the supposed title of this movie is Fever Pitch? My friend Toni told me that earlier after we watched the film at Gateway Center Cubao which was our choice of destination after going to Dad’s office. And did they make the right decision in changing the title to The Perfect Catch? IMHO, Fever Pitch as a movie title didn’t sound interesting at all. It could give me an impression (without the designated movie poster of course) that it’s a thriller baseball movie where a person has spread that the Curse of Bambini is back. On the contrary, The Perfect Catch will obviously tell you that it is a romantic comedy.
In this movie, Lindsey Meeks (Drew Barrymore), a corporate slave, had a relationship with Ben (Jimmy Fallon) who happens to be a full-time Boston Red Sox fanatic at summer and a full-time school teacher for the rest of the year. At first, Lindsey went to the Boston Red Sox games with Ben but due to the high demands of her work which even required her to bring her laptop to a baseball game, she decided not to watch any of those games anymore. Then, they break up because Lindsey could not keep up with Ben’s passion for baseball. After some time, Ben realized how Lindsey means much to him that he decided to sell all of his remaining tickets to all of the Red Sox games. When Lindsey heard about this, she suddenly realized that Ben really loves her that he would sell all of his remaining tickets she then buys a couple of tickets for three hundred dollars and did a silly thing that caused her another fifteen minutes of fame on TV. And they lived happily ever after.
This is your another happy-ending movie in which I find rather entertaining because of it has caused me laughing my heart out. However, slapstick type of comedy (found in some parts of this film) are suggested to be avoided since this will bring you back to The Three Stooges phase.
Melt your heart factor: 4 out of 5
Laugh your hear out factor: 4 out of 5
Traditional storyline: 2 out of 5