Fever Pitch
Fever Pitch (2005)

Nick Hornby's acclaimed memoir about one man's struggle to balance his love of a woman and his love for soccer was the basis of a well-reviewed British film in 1997, and now gets a Americanized rewrite with this picture, in which… More

Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Release Date: April 8, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Available Online

Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While not a home run, Fever Pitch has enough charm and on-screen chemistry between the two leads to make it a solid hit.

William Goss

...tries to deal with the messy process of nurturing a proper adult relationship rather than simply shoehorning two lovers into a predictable set of catastrophic circumstances until they finally succumb to one another.

Full review…
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

It's slickly done, pleasantly watchable, but despite Barrymore's ever-charming earnestness, not quite a home run.

Full review…
Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

Fever Pitch, the newest film from the Farrelly Brothers isn't packing much heat, but the humility will kill you.

Full review…
David Germain
Associated Press

Stripped of almost all the brothers' usual crudeness, Fever Pitch proves what we've suspected all along: That beneath the gross-out gags and freak-show humor, Peter and Bobby Farrelly are just a couple of lovable romantics.

Full review…
Scott Tobias
AV Club

Barrymore has rarely been so bright and effortlessly charming, but it's all lost on Fallon, who often resembles one of those unfortunate SNL guests who freeze up on live TV, completely out of their element.

Full review…
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Nick Hornby's novels have produced two terrific examples of the genre: High Fidelity and About A Boy. Unfortunately, this latest adaptation is strictly a minor league affair.

Full review…
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The film turns out to be a substantial pleasure as the spirit of the Sox shines through.

Full review…
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

The movie's sentiment is nothing new for the Farrelly brothers, but its complacency certainly is.

Full review…
Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

A delightful romantic comedy without the excesses we've come to expect of the Farrellys.

More reviews for Fever Pitch

Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
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… More
Bethany Murphy
An alright romantic comedy.
Eugene Bernabe
Smart, charming and filled with laughter. Fever Pitch hits it out the park with the outstanding on-screen chemistry of Barrymore and Fallon. With the mixture of… More
Jennifer Xu
Fever Pitch is a really sweet rom com, and I think it benefits from the guy being torn between his girlfriend and his favorite sport instead of the golden… More
Cassie Hill
I'm not a baseball fan but this movie was just great. Jimmy Fallon & Drew Barrymore had perfect chemistry and the part of Al, the sponge salesman, who… More
Jim Careter
This was an interesting romance movie, but it shouldve been just that, because this is not funny at all. I tried hard to laugh and it happened like twice.… More