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C – Catch & Release, Fave Movie #89

Blogging From A-Z

I decided to give this month’s challenge a movie theme so today I’m writing about one of my top 100.

Catch and releaseposter.jpgCatch and Release, 2006

Cast-Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith, Juliette Lewis, Sam Jaeger

The movie opens at the funeral of Gray’s (Garner) fiancé, the wedding cake in the refrigerator ready for the big day that would never happen.  As Gray tries to find her bearings after six years with Grady, she leans on his friends who are just  as in the dark about the real Grady.  When Maureen shows up, kid in tow, everyone has to reassess who Grady was and what that means for the future.

Why I love it– Okay, to be completely honest, I didn’t like this the first time I saw it.  I thought the story was convoluted and felt like it was missing something.  This may be still be true, but since then I’ve seen it several more times over the years.  It’s a comfort movie and it’s got some great kissing scenes 🙂

I love the actors.  Kevin Smith carried the movie with his humor and heart, while Olyphant and Garner turned up the heat.  The Boulder setting was beautiful and makes me want to visit!

What would you do if you found out devastating news about the man you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with after he died?  Maybe you wouldn’t do what Gray did, but I think some of us would wish we had the grace and courage.

I love this soundtrack. All of it.  It may be what keeps me coming back (well, that and the kissing). What If You is one of my favorites and I discovered while writing this that musician Joshua Radin is from Cleveland.  All the cool kids come through Cleveland 🙂




April 4, 2017 - Posted by | Blogging from A-Z, movies


  1. Even though we see 65 movies a year, for some reason we never saw this one. Don’t know why.

    Comment by Lloyd Russell | April 4, 2017 | Reply

    • It didn’t do well at the box office so I’m not surprised 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 5, 2017 | Reply

  2. I’ve never seen this movie either, but I like Jennifer Garner. She has a lot of class and grace.

    *Visiting from A-Z*

    Comment by Susan | April 4, 2017 | Reply

    • I like her too. She seems like such a great mom and very forgiving wife.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 5, 2017 | Reply

  3. I have not heard of this one but then again, I don’t do a lot of movies for some reason. I love Jennifer Garner! Thanks for sharing.
    C is for Cher

    Comment by scr4pl80 | April 4, 2017 | Reply

  4. Loved the movie, love Garner and love Joshua Radin’s music…. I discovered him several years ago and his albums are my go-to when working in the studio. (I didn’t even remember that his song was in the movie!) Do you have his music too?

    Comment by forestsprite | April 4, 2017 | Reply

    • I’m a new fan, mainly because I heard this song in the movie an loved it. Now I need to get hold of the rest. Do you have a favorite?

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 5, 2017 | Reply

  5. Oh goody – another movie to look out for. Thanks for the tip.

    Comment by luvviealex | April 4, 2017 | Reply

  6. That’s a new one on me.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | April 4, 2017 | Reply

    • It didn’t do so well at the box office so I’m not surprised it escaped your notice 🙂

      Comment by stacybuckeye | April 5, 2017 | Reply

  7. I remember when this came out, but it quickly fell off my radar. Probably because it didn’t too too great in the box office. After reading your thoughts on it though, I think I should give it a try.

    Comment by Literary Feline | April 5, 2017 | Reply

  8. I have seen this! But I don’t remember much.

    Comment by Care | April 8, 2017 | Reply

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