This movie is getting a bad rap, but I seriously enjoyed it. Maybe you need to know people like Ben to have fun with it. Red Sox fandom, it can be like a religion. I’ve known these guys. I’ve grown up with these guys. I’ve dumped these guys. I’m interested to read Hornby’s book, because I’ve heard it’s a lot better, and, quite frankly, I could see that. But it’s a fun movie, and if you like baseball, lived in Boston, or just like Drew Barrymore or Jimmy Fallon (how do I get my husband to dress like that?) I think you’ll enjoy it.
One minor problem: I hate Drew Barrymore’s “cutesy.” I don’t know how else to say that, but sometimes she seems she’s just a little too aware of exactly how cute she can be.