SUMMER CATCH (DVD)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 108 minutes
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Freddie Prinze Jr. and frequent co-star Matthew Lillard in a baseball movie. That alone should tell you whether or not this film is for you–if you swoon at the mere sight of the heartthrob, then rush to the video store; if little things like, say, good acting, decent writing, and solid direction matter to you, don’t bother.
The men who perpetrated this bore, director/producer Mike Tollin and writer John Gatins, offer suitably uninteresting running commentary, with Prinze’s leading lady Jessica Biel awkwardly spliced in at various junctures. It’s rather odd that Biel’s contribution to the commentary isn’t trumpeted either on the box or the disc menu, but then again she, like the other two, have fairly little of interest to say–nothing more than the usual info about locations and the circumstances surrounding a particular shooting day. Rounding out the fairly unspectacular package are cast and director filmographies and a selection of vaguely deleted scenes, which can be viewed separately or in the context of the film whenever a clickable baseball icon appears onscreen.
Specifications: 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen; English and French 5.1 surround; English, French, and Spanish subtitles; English closed captioning.



Posted on July 9, 2001 in Reviews by
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