Summer Catch ★½ 2001 (PG-13)
Freddie Prinze, Jr. is really gonna have to learn to shake off some of the signs his agent is giving him. In this rip-off of every baseball movie of the last decade, Prinze plays underdog pitcher Ryan, on his last chance in his hometown Cape Cod league. Complicating matters are his flamboyant rival Eric (Pearson) and upperclass babe Tenley (Biel), who he falls for while cutting lawns for his irascible father (Ward). Can Ryan make it to the big leagues with help from grizzled manager Schiffner (Dennehy)? Will he win the bodacious babe despite protests from her blueblood father (Davison)? Will Lillard make another appearance in a Freddie Prinze, Jr. movie? If you don't know the answers to those questions, you deserve to watch this bush-league flick. 108m/C VHS, DVD . US Freddie Prinze Jr., Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard, Brian Dennehy, Fred Ward, Jason Gedrick, Brittany Murphy, Marc Blucas, Bruce Davison, Wilmer Valderrama, Christian Kane, Gabriel Mann, Cedric Pendleton, Zena Grey, Corey Pearson; D: Mike Tollin; W: Kevin Falls, John Gatins; C: Tim Suhrstedt; M: George Fenton.