Monday, October 25, 2010

Movie Mondays

Fever Pitch

Book, 1992 by Nick Hornby

In America, it is soccer. But in Great Britain, it is the real football. No pads, no prayers, no prisoners. And that's before the players even take the field.

Nick Hornby has been a football fan since the moment he was conceived. Call it predestiny. Or call it preschool. Fever Pitch is his tribute to a lifelong obsession. Part autobiography, part comedy, part incisive analysis of insanity, Hornby's award-winning memoir captures the fever pitch of fandom — its agony and ecstasy, its community, its defining role in thousands of young mens' coming-of-age stories. Fever Pitch is one for the home team. But above all, it is one for everyone who knows what it really means to have a losing season.

Movie, 2005 directed by Bobby & Peter Farrelly

Features: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
Tagline: A Comedy About The Game Of Love.

Awards: It was nominated for 7 Teen Choice Awards including Choice Movie Hissy Fit and Choice Movie Liplock.

Did you know? This movie ends with the Cardinals getting swept by the Red Sox in the 2004 World Series, which is obviously true. Lucky for us, they came back and won it in 2006!

Have you read the book or seen the movie (they are actually pretty different from each other)?

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