Monday, August 27, 2007

Catch & Release

Catch & Release wasn't the worse romantic comedy I've ever seen, but it definitely wasn't the best. Ben and I both watched Catch & Release Saturday night and overall felt indiferent about the movie.

Catch & Release stars Jennifer Garner as Gray, a young woman who's fiance (Grady - Grady & Gray, seriously these are not good couple names) was killed in a skiing accident at his bachelor party shortly before their wedding. Not a happy way to start a romantic comedy. Gray discovers that her fiance actually was quite wealthy with a million dollars stashed away in an investment account. An account he mysteriously sent money to someone every month. As Gray was not married when Grady died, his mother inherits everything. Gray can't afford their new home without Grady so she moves into Grady's old place with his two best friends. Another of Grady's friends, Fritz, comes to town to California for the funeral and stays on to see things through. Gray moves on with life, learns dirty secrets from Grady's past, and finds love once again.

First of all, Jennifer Garner as Gray was way too serious all through this movie. I know it had serious tones, but most of the time it showed Gray, she just looked pouty. I was frankly underwhelmed by her performance. Secondly, I really did not like Fritz's character in the movie at all and really didn't like Gray and Fritz's romance. I was not rooting for them to get together!

The best thing about the movie was Kevin Smith's performance as Matt. He was a really likeable character and seemed more down to earth and real than most of his co-stars. Gray should have ended up with him!

I guess it was worth seeing once, but I don't plan on ever watching it again. It was okay, but there are much better romantic comedies out there that are more romantic and have more comedy!

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