Box art for Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

comedy, romance, sports


A contemporary romantic comedy about a successful woman who thinks she's finally met the perfect guy. Everything seems ideal until baseball season begins, and she has to compete with his first true love: the Boston Red Sox.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    65%
  • Audience Score
    60%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 13
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Perfectly enjoyable but perfectly forgettable.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie includes some strong and crude language, including at least three jokes about male sexual organs. There are sexual references and non-explicit sexual situations including (spoiler alert) a pregnancy scare. Characters drink (Ben tells Lindsay one thing he likes about her is that she drinks) and (briefly) smoke.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the fine line between being a fan and being a fanatic. They could discuss the ways that caring deeply about a team, a star, a movie, or a video game, can make people feel like they are part of something, especially when they share those feelings with friends. How were Lindsay's feelings about her job like Ben's feelings about the Red Sox?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    65%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Fever Pitch reviews
  • Audience

    60%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Suffers from oddly clunky pacing and long, talky passages of little verbal dexterity and zero interest, import or impact.

- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Friday, April 8, 2005

Fresh: One of those nicely grooved pitches with which even a novice ought to be able to connect.

- Brian Lowry, Variety, Friday, April 8, 2005

Fresh: The Farrelly brothers soften their customary inclination toward gross-out humor with a tender and earnest adaptation of a novel by Nick Hornby ("High Fidelity").

- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

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.

- jmanard52, Saturday, May 24, 2008

2 stars

Pretty standard romantic comedy. Not really anything special about it, but Drew Barrymore is cute, as always.

- gatorgirl13, Wednesday, October 27, 2010

2 stars

it was okay. its not horrible but it wasnt good. only a couple funny parts. C

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Thursday, July 29, 2010