38. Fever Pitch (2005)
Director: The Farrelly Brothers
Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Jason Spevack, Jack Kehler
Lame Love Song: "Northern Sky," Nick Drake
Love Conquers: Baseball fanaticism
We'll never know what it was about Jimmy Fallon's constantly cracking-up sketch-ruining performances on SNL that made someone think he was leading man material. We have much love for his talk show, but wow, what a long, tortured road it was to get there.
Luckily, Fever Pitch (inspired by Nick Hornby's excellent book about being a lifelong Arsenal fan) and Taxi were enough to convince America that Fallon was not built to star on the silver screen. It surpassed no one that Fever Pitch, the story of a man who believes that the Boston Red Sox are more important than the woman he loves, but learns that they are of relatively equal importance, didn't turn Fallon into a latter-day Cary Grant.