Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly, starring Jimmy Fallon, Drew Barrymore, Jack Kehler, Scott Severance, Jessamy Finet, Maureen Keiller, Lenny Clarke, Ione Skye and KaDee Strickland.
It's a hallmark of the Farrelly brothers' films that underneath their crude humour and un-PC gags, there's always a lot of heart. Here, working from someone else's script, there's plenty of the latter but very little of the former.
Swapping Arsenal for the Boston Red Sox, 'The Perfect Catch' is the US remake of 'Fever Pitch', with Jimmy Fallon cast as Ben, the guy whose hopeless romanticism only stretches as far as baseball.
Having moved to Boston with his mother after his parents' divorce, Ben's uncle turns him into "one of God's most pathetic creatures: a Redsox's fan". From his first visit to the team's legendary Fenway Park, Ben is hooked, the fans who've waited since 1918 for the Redsox to win the World Series becoming his new extended family.
With adulthood, so Ben's obsession with the Red Sox grows and, apart from his day job as a teacher, his life is taken up with the team. That is until he falls for Linsey (Barrymore) - a careerwoman who knows nothing about the baseball - and has to choose between two loves.
With the Red Sox having won their first world series in 86 years in 2004, the Farrellys had the perfect backdrop for their film, but even that lucky/brilliant timing can't save 'The Perfect Catch' from being so dull that many in Europe would probably prefer to sit through a game of baseball than watch it. One man's love of the Redsox is not enough to compensate for a painfully weak script which lacks humour and good one liners.
As a couple Fallon and Barrymore are even more mismatched than the characters they're portraying on screen - he just can't carry a film while her natural charm is smothered in a largely anonymous role.
Sweet but completely pointless with it, 'The Perfect Catch' doesn't add anything to the Red Sox's glory year.