Fever Pitch (2005) *

British viewers will know it better as The Perfect Catch, a nicer title, albeit one rather mischievously designed to hide the fact that it was another version of Nick Hornby's paean to English football, which had already been filmed in typical dead weight British style with Colin Firth.

This transatlantic baseball makeover is streets ahead, and a genuinely enjoyable romantic comedy. Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon are equally charming, and click together on screen with an effortlessness surprisingly rare in this genre. Too bad it didn't go over bigger at the box office, as it represented a major step up for the Farrelly Brothers, who older readers may recall were briefly important names in American film comedy.