ZERO STARS/**** Image A- Sound B Extras C
starring Freddie Prinze Jr., Courtney Driver, Jessica Biel, Matthew Lillard
screenplay by Kevin Falls and John Gatins
directed by Michael Tollin
by Walter Chaw Summer Catch bulges the already-overcrowded shelves reserved for appalling Freddie Prinze Jr. vehicles that no one saw in theatres and, predictably, no one is renting given a second chance. Determining which of Prinze's performances and films is the worst is an exercise both diverting and daunting; to that end, I'd have to say that Summer Catch falls squarely in the middle: it's physically impossible to sit through the whole thing without a lengthy break or some sort of medium-bore narcotic, thus making it inferior to the stolid water-torture of I Know What You Did Last Summer (that film's relative enjoyability no doubt owing a great deal to Jennifer Love Hewitt's oft-invoked bustline). Still, it has going for it that it doesn't cause your eyes and ears to bleed with the consistency and volume of Down to You or Wing Commander.