Fever Pitch (2005)

Fever Pitch is an All-American sweetheart of a movie. Though it was mostly ignored by film critics and audiences who seemed to think the Farrelly Brothers were slumming for directing a Drew Barrymore vehicle, the movie is actually a joy to watch and holds a unique place in the Farrelly Brothers filmography. Set during the historic 2004 season of the… Read more →

Kingpin (1996)

The unexpected ambition of the Farrelly brothers’ 1996 film, Kingpin, becomes clear when set against its spiritual descendant, 2004’s DodgeBall. The latter film contents itself with the joke of putting a non-sport on sports television and hyping it into a major media event. Kingpin certainly does the same for bowling, culminating in an absurdly outsized tournament deflated at every turn… Read more →