5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Freud plays football,
This review is from: Fever Pitch [DVD]  (DVD)
I have seen this movie several times. It isn't a film made with big money, special effects, etc, but I think is very good and a rare film.
I think this is because it has a lot of talent inside. From a little and very common anecdote -the passion for the misadventures of an irregular football team of a teacher and his love affair with a workmate girl who doesn't understand this in a cultivated man- the film extracts the shortage of emotional roots from childhood, and all these without falling in vulgarity, in an amiable comedy tone, but by nothing stupid. The movie doesn't pretend to go more deeply nor psychoanalize the protagonists, neither show sex scenes, which are the common resources of today cinema, but has the merit to show in the surface what motivations are for passions and behaviours that usually we don't care but undoubtly are at last very important, being the football the most popular sport and an enormous business.