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Catch and Release (2007)



Critic Consensus: A romantic dramedy with boring, stock characters and contrived situations.

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After losing her husband in a tragic accident that occurred during his bachelor party, a would-be widow (Jennifer Garner) struggles to sort through the many secrets he kept from her as she adjusts to her new life. Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant makes her directorial debut with a romantic comedy starring Juliette Lewis, Kevin Smith, and Timothy Olyphant.

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Critic Reviews for Catch and Release

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (36)

Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.

September 1, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4

Sadly lifeless.

February 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was pleasantly surprised.

February 5, 2007

One of those movies where the small pleasures stack up high enough to dwarf the disappointments.

February 3, 2007

A romantic non-comedy.

January 31, 2007 | Full Review…

The film suffers from a style that settles for pleasant or touching at the cost of spontaneous or impassioned. Too bad, because Ms. Garner is a genuinely pleasing presence.

January 26, 2007 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Catch and Release

A woman whose fiancee recently died learns that he had a child with another woman. I only rented this film to see Kevin Smith, and he wasn't bad, even capable of handling a heavy, dramatic scene. Jennifer Garner was also occasionally good. But nothing can rescue the story. The bottom line is that I have absolutely no idea what draws Gray to Fritz, and if I see one more film in which a woman slaps a man, then is thwarted when she tries to slap him twice more with alternating hands before he pins her against a wall and they begin making out, I'm going to try to get slapped more often. And there's an oppressive unevenness to the film made worse by the mix CD of indie songs that seem to be squeezed into the film. Overall, Catch and Release is not a good film because the motivations of the main characters are more mysterious than the reason that nobody ever kisses after getting hit.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

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It was an ok film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

this sucks. D

Richard C
Richard C

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