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Essay 2 Choice #3
“You love the Red Sox, but have they ever loved you back?” Fever Pitch is a movie based on the relationship between Lindsey Meeks who is a a professional, workaholic that has this ideal man that she always dates and Ben who is an immature school teacher whose love for the Red Sox is his only relationship that he has ever had where he truly felt love for. Movies like the Titanic, The Notebook, Midnight in Paris, and Harry Met Sally, and Fever Pitch are prime examples of how Hollywood has created a disillusioned idea of relationships and the way the general public perceive them.
In fever Pitch Ben misses his first time meeting Lindsey's’ parents because the Red Sox were opening in Florida for spring training. Any women in the real world truly wouldn’t allow that to happen. Meeting the parents for the first time is a rite of passage that many men have the pleasure of going through whether it is a great experience or a total wreck. Lindsey also had the opportunity to go to Paris for business and has decided to ask Ben to go on their “romantic getaway” for the weekend. Ben abruptly denies her request because the Red Sox are in the playoffs. A once in a lifetime experience with the love of your life has gone to waste because his sports team is in the playoff. Hollywood adds drama and effect to scenarios but in reality the situation would not play out with them not being angry at each other being okay with them going their separate ways as if nothing happened.
“The saying that opposites attract” is fabricated in Fever Pitch. Lindsey is a successful corporate executive while Ben is a school teacher who truly has no real accomplishment besides season tickets to the Red Sox. Lindseys previous relationships were of the same typical men who were her equal in success and accomplishments as well as being high on the social ladder. While Ben has no love but the Red Sox....