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Catch and Release

Instead of getting married, Grey Wheeler (Jennifer Garner) finds herself holding a funeral. But the untimely passing of her sportsman fianc? proves less tragic than the secrets revealed about him as she tries to put his affairs in order and rebuild her life. Billed as a romantic comedy --despite the death, this fish story just gets lost in a tangle of sexual situations. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: D+
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 124
Theater Release: 25 Jan 2007
Video Release: 07 May 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Following the death of her soon-to-be husband, Gray has many people express their regrets. What things are appropriate to say? What are not? How can a person offer comfort to someone who is grieving?

The child in this film appears to have had a steady diet of video games and television. In what ways does he appear to have been affected by so much media influence? Do you think violent games and TV shows affect children? For more studies on media violence and children, check out the following sites:

http://www.parentstv.org/PTC/publications/rgcolumns/2007/0118.asp

http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/facts_vlent.shtml

What does this film say about faithfulness and honesty in relationships? How do you feel about Grey’s new love interest?

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