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Catch and Release (2006)

A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

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After the sudden death of her fiancé, Gray Wheeler finds comfort in the company of his friends: lighthearted and comic Sam, hyper-responsible Dennis, and, oddly enough, his old childhood buddy Fritz, an irresponsible playboy whom she'd previously pegged as one of the least reliable people in the world. As secrets about her supposedly perfect fiancé emerge, Gray comes to see new sides of the man she thought she knew, and at the same time, finds herself drawn to the last man she ever expected to fall for. Written by Columbia Pictures

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Life is messy...love is messier.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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26 January 2007 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,658,898 (USA) (26 January 2007)

Gross:

$15,269,668 (USA) (16 February 2007)
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Trivia

Kevin Smith was allowed to pick his own wardrobe for the film. Because of that, most of the clothes he wears in the movie bear his trademark number "37". See more »

Goofs

The number and position of the CDs remaining on the shelf (as Mattie chucks them to the floor) change between shots. See more »

Quotes

Gray: How could you leave me alone with this people? You know how I hate crowds.
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Soundtracks

These 3 Sins
(2004)
Written by Ian Ball (as Ian Thomas Ball), Paul Blackburn, Thomas Gray (as Thomas William Gray),
Benjamin Ottewell (as Benjamin Joseph Ottewell) and Oliver Peacock (as Oliver James Peacock)
Performed by Gomez
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Lovely in every way
31 January 2007 | by (Syracuse, NY) – See all my reviews

I have seen so many clunky romantic comedies, where characters behave in ridiculous, unrealistic ways, so I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. Sure, the characters are somewhat stereotypical and certainly much that happens is predictable, but in this case I don't think the film is harmed at all. There are many charming moments, plenty of humor, and most refreshing, a general air of goodwill that I especially needed after sitting through the HEAVY and mostly grim award-fodder that came out at the end of the year. The leads (Jennifer Garner and Timothy Olyphant) are easy on the eyes and both give fine performances. And, most importantly, I was genuinely rooting for them to get together, which is the raison d'etre of all romantic pairings in this type of movie. The supporting cast, especially Kevin Smith, were icing on an already tasty confection, and the Boulder, Colorado locations were an added delight. If you prefer Ingmar Bergman, stay away, but if you're a fan of the genre, you won't be disappointed.


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