Summer Catch Misses Its Mark

Summer Catch is a good opportunity to ogle attractive young men and women, especially Freddie Prinze Jr., who goes shirtless within minutes of the opening credits, and Jessica Biel, whose character likes to swim — a lot. But it's not much more than that.

You'll have to put up with a predictable plot and cliche-studded dialogue. And while it involves baseball, there's surprisingly little on-the-field action. That's the case even though it was directed by Mike Tollin, who was nominated for an Oscar and an Emmy for his 1995 documentary on Hank Aaron, and written by Kevin Falls, a former sportswriter and co-executive producer of Sports Night and Arli$$.

The action here is mostly off the field, where those young men and women carouse and pursue each other.