Catch and Release

Catch and Release

DVD - 2007
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After the sudden death of her fianc,̌ Gray finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and Dennis' old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom Gray had previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fianc ̌emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2007
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781424803514
1424803519
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.43 CAT NVD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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A good date-night-at-home movie. Not the most brilliant rom-com but the characters seem real enough.

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rosstr100
May 14, 2017

After I watched this movie, I had heard that it bombed when it originally opened so I went online and read the reviews. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I watched this primarily due to Timothy Olyphant. I enjoyed the movie. Loved the relationship between Tim & Jennifer Garner's character. Their first kiss (all action, emotion and no words) was something! I'm not the biggest Jen Garner fan but really enjoyed her performance. The music for this movie was outstanding and it all fit so well with each of then poignant scenes.
I also enjoyed the relationship between all the other characters.
I felt that there were several unexplained parts in the movie so I had to come up with my own ideas but then I read the original movie when originally cut was over 3 hours and they had to cut a lot out to get to the finished product. Something tells me those unexplained parts of the film were left on the cutting room floor.
I watched it again after I read all the reviews and I still enjoyed it as much as I did the first time. It was a fun, romantic film with some drama and comedy.

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dakotarocket
Nov 06, 2015

fun and enjoyable movie ! no zombies here !

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Audrey1976
May 18, 2015

I would not call this the best romantic drama/comedy that I've ever seen, but it's worth watching. You can't go wrong with Timothy Olyphant!

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rslade
Dec 25, 2014

Not really memorable.

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nellabelle
May 10, 2013

This movie is my guilty pleasure, I love it.

wayne19711012 Jul 11, 2012

ok i guess

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

I enjoyed this movie more than I thought I would. This movie is well acted, and well scripted. I would recommend this movie as it is a good date night flick.

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Ok, I wasn't going to do a review on this movie - but I have to correct an omission.
Sometimes you want to keep a flick that peeps were ho-hum about - all to yourself - and this is just that kind of film. It eases up to you slow-like, and before you know it... it captures your heart and runs away with it.
And then I noticed something...
In the "Performers" Section on OPL's title page - NOWHERE does it mention JENNIFER GARNER!
Imagine that!
Especially since - without Jennifer Garner, this moves drops straight into a sink-hole a mile long!
Obviously, from having said that, you get the feeling that I think she's kinda special in this flick... and you would be right!
Jennifer Garner IS really special in this film - because she's not being the Jennifer Garner we all know, say from "Alias", or "Daredevil" or "Electra" - not even "Pearl Harbor", "Dude, Where's My Car?" or "13 Going on 30",
Maybe it all has to do with marrying her Daredevil co-star Ben Affleck and knowing she was pregnant with their first child (born Dec. 1, 2005) at the time the movie was being filmed (spring/summer 2005, in Vancouver & other parts of BC, made to look like Boulder Colorado where the story takes place).

Whatever it was, she came across so glowing and self-assured but easy-going in this film, that I wondered at first if she had really captured what first-time director Susannah Grant, (who wrote the movie Erin Brockovich) had really wanted in her character Gray Wheeler.

But the woman has star-power, for sure, because before long, she had me believing in that role: A woman grieving the death of her well-to-do fiance Grady, who died in an accident that happened during his bachelor party weekend.

To make matter worse for her, she begins to discover things about her late fiance that makes her think she may not have known him that well, at all.

Tensions that began with being forced to listen to Grady's best friend Fritz having sex with a waitress in a bathroom at the funeral for Grady, continue throughout the movie, giving it a secondary conflict besides the obvious one facing everyone, of grieving.

Add in amongst other things: A controlling almost-mother-in-law, a mystery love-child, and some weird friends of Grady's who adopt her into the house they moved into that Grady was vacating to marry Gray... and you have the makings of a really good interesting movie, with plenty of surprises and sub-plots going on all at the same time. Redemption arrives in a most satisfying ending - but the movie to its credit makes you wonder throughout, if it would ever see light.

Finally, what really made the movie great for me - was the soundtrack! It's terrific! Get it too (OPL has it) because you will find yourself humming the tunes long after you play it once or twice!

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Fritz: I owe you an apology.
Gray: Just one?
Fritz: For ruining the funeral.
Gray: Yeah, if it hadn't been for you, that would've been one great day.

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Sam: Look at you, rockin' the Foreman at 3 in the morning

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Gray: I love natural disasters. I want people to die in them. I am genuinely disappointed when the death toll is low

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Gray: My girlfriends and I used to have a rule that we wouldn't sleep with a guy until we knew his mother's maiden name

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Sam: There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Gray: I think catch and release fisherman are heartless weenies. I think putting a fish through agony for nothing more than your own entertainment is just plain cruel. I think if you're going to torture a living thing if, you're going to make it look into the eyes of its maker, face its own puny little place in the universe, then, for God's sake, have the decency to eat it!

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Life is messy...love is messier.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Coarse Language: some

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Sexual Content: although not seen, sexual intercourse is overheard. There are other references of a sexual nature that make this move more appropriate for an over 18 audience

nadian Apr 13, 2008

Sexual Content: Some scenes of sexual content.

nadian Apr 13, 2008

Coarse Language: Mild mature language used in the film.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Michael
Sep 25, 2008

Michael thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

nadian Apr 13, 2008

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bdls206
Mar 26, 2011

A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

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