Catch and Release
Catch and Release (2007)

After losing her husband in a tragic accident that occurred during his bachelor party, a would-be widow (Jennifer Garner) struggles to sort through the many secrets he kept from her as she adjusts to her new life. Erin Brockovich… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A romantic dramedy with boring, stock characters and contrived situations.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.

Stephanie Zacharek

One of those movies where the small pleasures stack up high enough to dwarf the disappointments.

Joshua Starnes

A story of self-discovery Catch and Release is ... well it's horribly, horribly dull is what it is. It's like an entire season of a mediocre primetime soap opera squeezed into a couple of hours.

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Tom Beer
Time Out

Sadly lifeless.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

A romantic non-comedy.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

...harbours a secret crush on Gray but, hey, so does everybody, since Gray has fairies and butterflies flying out of her vagina.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I was pleasantly surprised.

Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The film suffers from a style that settles for pleasant or touching at the cost of spontaneous or impassioned. Too bad, because Ms. Garner is a genuinely pleasing presence.

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Tony Macklin
Fayetteville Free Weekly

Catch and Release will not cause Ben Affleck any husband-envy. It's a harmless romantic comedy that will garner Garner no awards and middling success at the box office.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A woman whose fiancee recently died learns that he had a child with another woman. I only rented this film to see Kevin Smith, and he wasn't bad, even… More
Dean L
After reading Kevin Smith's Diary, "My Boring Ass Life" I felt compelled to watch this movie as he chronicles some of his time making it (for… More
Bethany Murphy
It was an ok film!
Red Lats
The living arrangements of Gray (Jennifer Garner) and all her fiancé's friends -- even her fiancé's best friend is somewhat strange - they all live… More
Richard C
this sucks. D
Jon Lantz
Poorly written. I felt depressed, even though I don't think that's what the intent was.