Fever Pitch
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Paul is in his mid-'30s and works as an English teacher in a state-sponsored North London school. When not teaching, his life revolves around Arsenal, a local professional football team. Paul's love of soccer far exceeds the normal extremes of rabid fandom and his life mirrors the ups and downs of the team, which hasn't won a league cup in 18 years. His small, aimless world is shaken off its axis when he meets and begins a relationship with the dour Sarah, a hard working, goal-obsessed colleague who struggles to free him from his addiction to soccer. Very loosely based on an… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

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"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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