The US film marks the second time Hornby's best-selling soccer novel Fever Pitch has been adapted for the big screen - the first being the 1997 British movie starring Colin Firth as an ARSENAL-obsessed fan.
However, the Farrelly brothers have adapted Hornby's tale to suit an American audience - and switched soccer for baseball, by focusing the story on the BOSTON RED SOX.
Hornby said, "It's the first time I've seen the movie. It's about ordinary people and usually ordinary people don't have movies made about them."
During Hornby's press interviews, Barrymore rushed up to the author and bowed, before screaming, "I'm not worthy."
Barrymore gushed, "He's brilliant, he's a genius. We're so honoured to be able to give this love letter to (the Red Sox) and (Boston)."07/04/2005 21:24