Catch and Release

Jays Rating:

If you’re in the mood for a chick flick you don’t want to miss the romantic comedy Catch and Release. Instead of walking down the isle to marry the love of her life, Gray Wheeler (Jennifer Garner) is wearing black and receiving condolences on the loss of her fiancée Grady who died the weekend before their wedding. Gray wants to escape the crowd so she goes to the bathroom, slowly slides down into the tub and pulls the curtain closed. She is interrupted when her fiancé’s best friend Fritz (Timothy Olyphant) stumbles into the bathroom with the cute little caterer for a quickie. (At this point I’m wondering why Gray didn’t lock the door – but that would make the bathroom scene very dull.) When the house finally empties out, Gray packs up her belongings and moves in with two of her longtime friends Sam (Kevin Smith) and Dennis (Sam Jaeger). A short time later, she finds out that Grady was a millionaire and was secretly sending $3000 a month to a woman named Maureen (Juliette Lewis) in California. Grady’s friend Fritz (Yes, the guy who was “exercising” with the caterer in the first scene) helps Gray locate Maureen to out why Grady was sending the money. As the two work together they begin falling in love (no surprise) and before her fiancé’s body is cold she jumps into bed with Fritz. This is your happy-ever-after romantic comedy with a predictable story and humorous situations. Kevin Smith holds the movie together with his funny one liners and Jennifer Garner’s personality is still adorable. The movie may have been better if I could have seen her cute smile because there was an obvious lack of chemistry between her and the leading man. The editing could have been better. At times, the story was too unrealistic and plot holes were so big even I could see through them. This film begins with such promise (with the bathroom scene) but loses momentum down to a respectable C+ rating.

This movie has been given a PG13 rating by the MPAA

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