Catch and Release
Catch and Release is supposed to be a romantic comedy, but it’s light on the comedy part. When a movie starts off with a funeral you know you’re in for some heavy emotions. Jennifer Garner stars as Gray, whose fiance is killed in an accident right before their wedding. She seeks solace while moving in with her fiance’s housemates in Boulder, Colorado, and his one friend who arrives from Los Angeles for the funeral. It’s kind of one big unhappy family, when the fiance’s former fling and surprise child arrive on their doorstep, complicating things even further. Poor Gray has to sort out her mixed emotions and deal with her former future mother-in-law and all of the business of the estate which she has no legal claim to. So, of course, in the midst of it all she falls for one of the guys which makes things more confusing for her, until she sorts it all out and ties everything up in a nice neat bow. Some cute moments, but it’s more of a rental. It’s great to see Jennifer Garner in this kind of down-to-earth role, she’s very appealing.