Kadee Strickland, Ione Skye, Miranda Black, Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
Directed by Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Cute kills. Or at least it does in this initially promising romantic comedy about Ben the teacher (Jimmy Fallon), who is a Red Sox fanatic, and Lindsey the power exec (Drew Barrymore), who is not. As the indulge in a cute-off — he says she talks out of the side of her mouth like "an adorable stroke victim" — you realize that Nick Hornby's acerbic British novel about a fan's obsession with a losing soccer team has been Americanized into fluff. Nothing is really at stake — even the cursed Sox broke their losing streak. The movie is so soggy and anonymous, I had to remind myself that the Farrelly brothers, Peter and Bobby, directed it. It's sad to watch the kingpins of gross-out try to dial down to cute. Swung at and missed.
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