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Catch and Release (2007)



Critic Consensus: A romantic dramedy with boring, stock characters and contrived situations.

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After losing her husband in a tragic accident that occurred during his bachelor party, a would-be widow (Jennifer Garner) struggles to sort through the many secrets he kept from her as she adjusts to her new life. Erin Brockovich screenwriter Susannah Grant makes her directorial debut with a romantic comedy starring Juliette Lewis, Kevin Smith, and Timothy Olyphant.

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Jennifer Garner
as Gray Wheeler
Sam Jaeger
as Dennis
Fiona Shaw
as Mrs. Douglas
Georgia Craig
as Persephone
Joyce Krenz
as Housekeeper
Christopher Redman
as Flower Delivery Guy
Daniel A. Parker
as Deadhead Singer
Daniel Parker
as Deadhead Singer
Nancy Hower
as Deadhead Singer
Jennifer Spence
as Comforting Friend
Kyla Anderson
as Comforting Friend
Leanna Nash
as Comforting Friend
Wendy Noel
as Comforting Friend
Leslie McMichaels
as Jogstroller
Leslie Mcmichael
as Jogstroller
John B. Destry
as Paint Salesman
Nancy Wetzel
as Cyclist
Dillard Brinson
as Michael Soltman
Sacha Levin
as Drummer
Terence Kelly
as Mr. Wheeler
Gabrielle Rose
as Mrs. Wheeler
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Critic Reviews for Catch and Release

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (42)

Release yourself from boredom by giving it a miss.

September 1, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4

A ghastly sort of Nora Ephron-ish good taste pervades this romcom-tearjerker.

March 24, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Juliette Lewis helps break the monotony with a sparkling turn as a ditsy skeleton in the dead fiancé's closet and Kevin Smith spouts a few good zingers as the slacker housemate. Sadly it's not enough to catch and keep hold of your interest.

March 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A film with a fishing metaphor for a title should have come with sharper hooks.

March 23, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Sadly lifeless.

February 10, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I was pleasantly surprised.

February 5, 2007

Audience Reviews for Catch and Release

A woman whose fiancee recently died learns that he had a child with another woman. I only rented this film to see Kevin Smith, and he wasn't bad, even capable of handling a heavy, dramatic scene. Jennifer Garner was also occasionally good. But nothing can rescue the story. The bottom line is that I have absolutely no idea what draws Gray to Fritz, and if I see one more film in which a woman slaps a man, then is thwarted when she tries to slap him twice more with alternating hands before he pins her against a wall and they begin making out, I'm going to try to get slapped more often. And there's an oppressive unevenness to the film made worse by the mix CD of indie songs that seem to be squeezed into the film. Overall, Catch and Release is not a good film because the motivations of the main characters are more mysterious than the reason that nobody ever kisses after getting hit.

Jim Hunter
Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

It was an ok film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

this sucks. D

Richard C
Richard C

Super Reviewer

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