Saturday, April 9, 2005

Fevah Pitch

I saw "Fever Pitch" tonight. I thought it was good, not great, but certainly enjoyable. They did a pretty good job of capturing the religion of Red Sox Nation, and it was nicely shot and snapily paced. The story took a few artistic liberties -- they never show people who run onto the field on TV, for example -- but that's show biz.

One of the best things for me was seeing some great shots of Boston, and especially of Fenway Park. Totally cool was that I saw my usher-friends Chuckie and Larry in one of the game shots! My friend Paula Kelley has a song in the film, but I have to admit I didn't pick it up, even though I was listening hard for it. I did see her name in the credits, though.

In the TV commercial for the film, there's a scene in a bar when Drew Barrymore says, "It's only a game," and Jimmy Fallon faces the hostile crowd and says something like, "She said it's a cryin' shame." Oddly, that scene isn't in the film.

I'll probably buy it when it comes out on DVD, so all in all, I guess I'd give it "two thumbs up."

©2005 Douglas T. Dinsmoor


At March 6, 2007 at 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Drugless - nice to see the site up. I was listening to the home opener on WEEI yesterday, and was pleasently surprised when Trup was calling the bottom of the second, and a voice in the background broke in and said "Mind if we just barge in?" It was John Henry with Tom Werner dropping off Jerry and Joe's rings. I thought it was a nice, spontaneous thing to do.

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