THE ULTIMATE CATCH HAS MET HIS MATCH.
In 1962, Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) writes a book on how women don’t need men to gain happiness, but frequently clashes with a man who thinks she’s dead wrong – playboy journalist Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor). A throwback to the sex comedies of the 1960s (that usually starred Doris Day and Rock Hudson) that tries its hardest to look like them, from the old-style Fox logo down to the intense colors and outlandish designs. Great fun to look at and the cast is game; Tony Randall shows up as a nod to that era and David Hyde Pierce is the modern equivalent. The story is weak, but it’s still an amusing romp.
2003-U.S. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Peyton Reed. Music: Marc Shaiman. Production Design: Andrew Laws. Cast: Renée Zellweger (Barbara Novak), Ewan McGregor (Catcher Block), David Hyde Pierce (Peter MacMannus), Sarah Paulson, Tony Randall, Jeri Ryan.
Trivia: Randall’s final film.