Fever Pitch
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A football fan tries to reconcile his obsessive love of the game with his job, his romantic relationships, and his life in general in this comedy/drama. Since he was a child in North London, Paul Ashworth (Colin Firth) has been a loyal fan of the Arsenal football team; he attended many a match with his father as a child, especially after his parents divorced, and Arsenal's annual season is one of the few emotional anchors in his life. Now in his mid-30s, Paul teaches English at a state-run school and has become involved with Sarah (Ruth Gemmell), a fellow member of the school staff. While… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"warm and engaging"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"To the credit of Hornby and director David Evans, they hedge on the issue of how unhealthy extreme soccer fandom may or may not be."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Although significantly flawed, the final result for Fever Pitch is pleasant."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"[T]ouchingly awkward and emotionally genuine..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Um filme tão simpático que, confesso, me transformou em um fã do Arsenal. É preciso dizer mais alguma coisa?"
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"'Balls' of Fun!.....Firth at his funniest, and finest"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"With soccer substituting for rock music, novelist/screenwriter Nick Hornby's FEVER PITCH plays like a rough draft of HIGH FIDELITY...a very rough draft."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
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