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February 5, 2018
Sometimes you just watch movies because they're there. This was one of them. Despite Kevin Smith's presence, this movie is pure formula. And don't get me started on Juliette Lewis, who may be the most annoying actress working today.
August 22, 2017
This movie has such an odd tone and pacing. I wonder what it felt like when it was being made. Did they sense how strange it was?
½ July 4, 2017
Great movie nice twist
Who would of thought
June 12, 2017
After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler (Jennifer Garner) finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam (Kevin Smith), hyper-responsible Dennis (Sam Jaeger), and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz (Timothy Olyphant), an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for...

With some classic rom com ingredients,"Catch & Release" still ends up as something else or different for that matter. The dark moments of the film is not in balance with the humour in the film, and it becomes neither a comedy nor a black comedy. Whats is it? Jennifer Garner is however great as Gray. With her loveable charm and that radiant smile of hers you become smitten in an instant as she convince you of Gray´s vulnerability and sometimes a bit too spontaneous actions. Kevin Smith is the comic sidekick and what can you say except that he does Kevin Smith, Timothy Olyphant is the so called sleaze bag and he manages to balance his bad guy part with what Fritz really is while Juliette Lewis plays yet again a slightly stupid new agey redneck kind of girl. The focus on love, loss and forgiveness is alright and it´s a conventional story, but the script and the direction can´t make its mind up of what sort of film "Catch & Release" should be. It´s just too scattered and there´s bits missing to help explain several questions. However, I did enjoy the lovely Jennifer Garner´s participation in this film.
½ September 16, 2016
i stopped watching after the kiss. i'm not dealing with their dysfunctional relationship. I'd rather watch a movie about Sam and Dennis.
½ August 5, 2016
Ok I gotta say the best part of this movie was watching Kevin Smith the rest was just forced and hard to watch....very predictable and VERY cheesy and well just plain dull.
½ June 27, 2016
I hate Jennifer Garner.  Really.  Can't stand her.  But I liked this movie.  It's a simple love story with some twists and turns.  But I guess the road to love never really is a straight line, is it?  After the death of her fiancé, Gray (Garner) reevaluates her life and finds out about her fiancé's child from another woman.  Along the way she falls in love with Fritz (Timothy Olyphant).  I've always found Olyphant to be incredibly sexy but he usually plays really sleazy characters.  In this flick he was great.  He shows that he can play more than sleazy characters.  Kevin Smith is hilarious in this flick giving words of wisdom throughout from Celestial Seasonings Tea (incidentally his job is to procure quotes for the tea).  This is one I did want to see in the theater and I'm glad I saw it on the plane.  Recommended.
March 19, 2016
This is a great love story.
February 7, 2016
A classic predictable love story.
½ January 4, 2016
A romantic love story. Scenery excellent.
½ December 30, 2015
Slow, dull, uninteresting and boring.
½ October 22, 2015
reminiscent of the Big Chill and just as painful to watch.
½ September 21, 2015
Timothy Olyphant is the only reason to watch this movie. He is a stand out.
September 15, 2015
Maybe it is Timothy Olyphant.... but I love this movie as oddly premised as it is.
August 11, 2015
I just can't get past Jennifer Garners duck face!
August 10, 2015
Just a boring movie and not funny at all. I had high hopes, but it just drags and is all over the place. A romantic comedy where the romance is dead after the couple hook up. It's too bad because I really like Timothy Oliphant, but he couldn't save this dead fish.
April 6, 2015
3rd star was because of Kevin Smith.
½ March 14, 2015
It has the usual, basic rom-com flavor with likable charms and having some amount of comedy being used as to fulfill the enjoyments of those outside the target audience, but there are some evidence that it has a nice touch with the titular ideology being expressed as the main point of that. (B)

(Full review coming soon - with better wording probably)
Super Reviewer
½ February 17, 2015
Liked the movie very much...I imagined myself in her shoes...
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