Fever Pitch (2005)



Critic Consensus: While not a home run, Fever Pitch has enough charm and on-screen chemistry between the two leads to make it a solid hit.

Movie Info

Nick Hornby's acclaimed memoir about one man's struggle to balance his love of a woman and his love for soccer was the basis of a well-reviewed British film in 1997, and now gets a Americanized rewrite with this picture, in which the game is changed from soccer to baseball. Ben (Jimmy Fallon) is a high-school teacher who meets Lindsay (Drew Barrymore), who has a successful career in business. Ben and Lindsay don't appear to have much in common on the surface, but they hit it off and are soon … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, and some sensuality)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Box Office: $42.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Fever Pitch

All Critics (188) | Top Critics (46)

...tries to deal with the messy process of nurturing a proper adult relationship rather than simply shoehorning two lovers into a predictable set of catastrophic circumstances until they finally succumb to one another.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Top Critic

Stripped of almost all the brothers' usual crudeness, Fever Pitch proves what we've suspected all along: That beneath the gross-out gags and freak-show humor, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are just a couple of lovable romantics.

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

The film turns out to be a substantial pleasure as the spirit of the Sox shines through.

Full Review… | March 20, 2013
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

It's slickly done, pleasantly watchable, but despite Barrymore's ever-charming earnestness, not quite a home run.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Nick Hornby's novels have produced two terrific examples of the genre: High Fidelity and About A Boy. Unfortunately, this latest adaptation is strictly a minor league affair.

Full Review… | May 7, 2014
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Audience Reviews for Fever Pitch


This is cute fun lovable comedy. I personally thought Fallon and Barrymore had a really good connection and they made this movie work. Im a sucker for romance though.

John Manard

Super Reviewer

Smart, charming and filled with laughter. Fever Pitch hits it out the park with the outstanding on-screen chemistry of Barrymore and Fallon. With the mixture of romance and baseball, the film delivers with spark and flare. 5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer

I'm not a baseball fan but this movie was just great. Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore had perfect chemistry and the part of Al, the sponge salesman, who was the guy that introduced Ben (Fallon), to baseball was great as well. An adorable, sporty, romcom that I very much enjoyed! (:

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

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