Summer Catch 2001

Summer Catch

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A cliched and predictable sports comedy that's mostly devoid of excitement or laughs, Summer Catch is strictly bush-league.

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A coming-of-age romantic comedy set against the backdrop of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Local boy Ryan Dunne (Freddie Prinze Jr.), now a pitcher for Boston College, meets Tenley Parrish (Jessica Biel), the daughter of a wealthy couple who summer on the Cape. Ryan and Tenley fall in love, much to the chagrin of their families, while Ryan clings to one last hope of being discovered and signed to a pro baseball contract.

Cast & Crew

Jessica Biel
Tenley Parrish
Matthew Lillard
Billy "Bru" Brubaker
Brian Dennehy
Coach John Schiffner
Fred Ward
Sean Dunne
Brittany Murphy
Dede Mulligan
Bruce Davison
Rand Parrish
Marc Blucas
Miles Dalrymple
Wilmer Valderrama
Mickey Dominguez
Kevin Falls
Writer (Screenplay)
John Gatins
Writer (Screenplay)
Herb Gains
Executive Producer
Tim Suhrstedt
Cinematographer
Harvey Rosenstock
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Critic Reviews for Summer Catch

All Critics (91) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (7) | Rotten (84)

  • It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom.

    August 8, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • As the script works toward its big-game finale, it pauses now and then to rip off Bull Durham, to let Biel spout Successories-worthy words of encouragement, and to touch on subplots involving Prinze's familiar-faced teammates.

    June 14, 2013 | Full Review…

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
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  • Maybe the filmmakers figured that the audience for Summer Catch is too young to have seen Bull Durham.

    June 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • When it comes to funny business, Tollin's got game, and he makes the most of some talented supporting players on his bench.

    April 16, 2008 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • [An] awful light drama.

    March 6, 2007 | Full Review…
  • Because I'm a baseball fan, I tend to be an easy mark for baseball-themed movies, but something as badly focused and feebly scripted as Summer Catch just makes me wish for the Fall.

    August 30, 2001 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Summer Catch

  • May 24, 2010
    The baseball parts were good, everything else not so much.
    Ed K Super Reviewer
  • May 11, 2010
    Freddy and Matthew Lillard two of the worst actors since the millennium. Brittany Murphy awful, Jessica Biel good lawd shawty, but movie is pretty bad. Terrible Boston accents only make this movie worse.
    Lenny M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2009
    Summer Catch is a really fun sports movie starring Freddie Prinze Jr., gorgeous Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard as the comic relief....I find this guy hilarious and just too funny for words, Brittany Murphy, Marc Blucas and cameo by Beverly D'Angelo. Ryan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) wants to be a pro baseball player but most of his family members think he's just going to screw the whole thing up. Then you have Tenley (Jessica Biel) as a little rich girl whose father is trying to run her life. Brian Dennehy plays the hard-boiled coach, but he's fun to watch. Summer catch is a true sleeper waiting to delight those who take the time to look for it at their local store.
    Deb S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 29, 2009
    I really enjoyed this movie
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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