Catch and Release


Catch and Release
A young woman is devastated when her boyfriend dies just before their wedding. As she sorts through his things, she discovers that not only was his wealthy, but that he had a mistress, and likely a young son as well. Adding to the trauma of these discoveries, is her boyfriend's best mate, a playboy that she used to despise. As they spend time together, feelings develop, but can it work? Things hot up with the mistress and junior arrive...

109 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Sex).
Comedy, Drama, Romance, On the art circuit.
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Credits

Cast
Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Kevin Smith, Juliette Lewis, Joshua Friesen, Fiona Shaw
Director
Susannah Grant
ScreenplaySusannah Grant
MusicBT, Tommy Stinson
CinematographyJohn Lindley
EditingAnne V. Coates
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2006
Produced byColumbia Pictures Corporation, Relativity Media, Tall Tress Productions

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageMedium frequency, not strong except for the occurance of blasphemy
NudityNone
SexSeveral strongly implied sex scenes
ViolenceMinimal, comic and low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe theme of this movie is rather mature and deals with the death of a fiancé, with cheating on a loved one, forgiveness, acceptance, friendship.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
0
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
3
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Emma Nicholson quote iconTrite movie is not exactly the catch of the day.
10
Cape Times
Kevin Crust quote iconTouch of fantasy adds to classic romantic comedy's allure
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Sabrina Dean quote iconThere is nothing specifically wrong with this romantic comedy-drama. But it's not particularly awe-inspiring either.
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconIt's like a film with bipolar disorder, and that's not an easy thing to enjoy.
5
24.com
Annel Malan quote iconIt's like a very long episode of Friends but without the jokes, stylish clothing, good acting, or... ad breaks.
1
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconThe laughs are engineered using rusty parts and crudely inserted inside a mechanical plot.
10
Box Office
Mark Keizer quote iconCo-star Kevin Smith ray of light, but can't brighten Gray day
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconThe movie mostly seems glib and incoherent, eventually deteriorating into a disconnected series of sentimental moments and broad comedic hijinks.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconCatch and Release is a confused, disjointed motion picture that tries to be many things and succeeds in being none.
10
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconA romance that wants to respect the mess of love and loss but winds up smoothing all its rough edges with a Hollywood pumice stone.
10
ScreenIt
quote iconThere are moments that are funny, touching and even moving. But they exist within a pedestrian script that feels like it's been assembled from any number of predecessors and thus doesn't seem terribly interesting or feel that novel.
8
Metacritic.com
28 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
120 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA romantic dramedy with boring, stock characters and contrived situations.
5

What the People say

Internet
3256 Netizens quote iconPlot-wise unsurprising, but buoyed by Garner's charm.
11

Average .. 42%

8




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