I watched Pitching Love and Catching Faith on Tubi because I will always take a chance on a baseball movie.
Heather (Lala Kent) and Tyler (Derek Boone) are both students at the same college. Heather is a softball pitcher. Tyler plays baseball and has a chance to play in the majors. They meet and date but it turns out that they have different approaches to life. Tyler thinks that a purity ring is romantic gift and he’s never even kissed a girl because he made a pledge to wait until he met “the one.” Heather has kissed a lot of people because Heather is a normal human being.
One big problem with this movie is that Tyler’s not just weird but also awfully judgmental of anyone who doesn’t agree with him. There are a lot of people who, for various and understandable reasons, hold off on having sex until they’re married or at least in a committed relationship but Tyler takes it one step further by declaring that he won’t even kiss anyone until he’s sure that he’s in love. And it’s not just that Tyler won’t kiss anyone. It’s also that he’ll judge anyone else who kisses someone without marrying them first. It’s not just kissing, though. Tyler even judges Heather for flirting with him and then he gives her a purity ring without even finding out if that’s something that she believes in. I never miss Sunday Mass and even I thought Tyler was being overbearing. Tyler’s not that much of a catch but every woman in the movie is swooning over him. I wanted someone to tell Heather that she could do better.
The other big problem is that there wasn’t enough baseball. There wasn’t even enough softball. Heather got to pitch once. Tyler swung the bat once. But if your movie has the words “pitching” and “catching” in the title, it better have more baseball than this movie!
Final verdict on this movie: Go Rangers! The whole time I was watching the movie, I was thinking about how much I’d rather see the Rangers have a winning season for once.