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Catch and Release

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2007
  • Susannah Grant
  • 106 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Romantic comedy drama starring Jennifer Garner. Gray Wheeler is engaged to be married, but that happiness turns to sorrow when her fiancé dies in a tragic accident. Unable to pay her rent, she's forced to move in with his former flatmates, and soon begins to learn some unexpected truths about the man she was about to wed.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

After a pre-wedding accident leaves her single, Gray Wheeler (Jennifer Garner) is trying to rebuild her life when she makes an unwelcome discovery about the man she almost married. A secret bank account reveals a hidden fortune from which monthly payments are made to a massage therapist (Juliette Lewis) and her young son. Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant - making her big-screen directorial debut - here tries hard to blend grief and light-hearted moments into a weepie comedy drama. However, it rarely works as the contrived storyline stretches both credibility and goodwill. Garner plays the shell-shocked fiancée with quiet gravitas, but co-star Timothy Olyphant (from hit TV show Justified) is far too slimy as the duplicitous best friend that she eventually falls for. The fishing terminology from which the title is taken could equally stand as a metaphor for just how pointless this is.

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Credits

Cast

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Gray WheelerJennifer Garner
FritzTimothy Olyphant
DennisSam Jaeger
SamKevin Smith (2)
MaureenJuliette Lewis
MattieJoshua Friesen
Mrs DouglasFiona Shaw
EveTina Lifford
PersephoneGeorgia Craig
Flower delivery guyChristopher Redman

Crew

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DirectorSusannah Grant

Details

Theatrical distributor
Sony Pictures
Released on
2007-03-23
Languages
English | Sanskrit
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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