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Summer 2006-7

Catch and Release movie review

Gray (Jennifer Garner) has lost her fiancé Grady shortly before the planned wedding. She must deal with her grief, her abbreviated plans, and a house she can't afford to live in. She finds friendship and companionship with Grady's friends (including Kevin Smith), and moves into his old bedroom.

In the midst of this arrives Maureen (Juliette Lewis) whose child Grady has been supporting. Slowly Gray must come to terms with secrets in Grady's life as she makes her own way in a life without him.

Catch and Release is firmly set in Denver, Colorado. A biking, fishing, outdoor place where the characters are shown in sharp relief to the landscape.

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Movie poster, Catch and Release

Life is is messier.

There are very human moments of comedy, tragedy, friendship and unfairness while the characters come to grips with their loss and the surprises. Shades of The Big Chill, but with a very different feel.

Beautiful to look at, gently told, but never morbid or slow to move.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 27 Jan 2007
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See also: The Big Chill

Just the facts:

Title: Catch and Release (2006)
Written by: Susannah Grant
Directed by: Susannah Grant
running time: 124 mins
rating: M

The Players: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Sam Jaeger, Kevin Smith, Juliette Lewis, Fiona Shaw

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