After a loved one falls ill, 25 year old struggling comedian Emily Martin returns to her college town of Austin, Texas and must come to terms with her past while staying with her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend.
In an almost ruined theater, among bizarre characters, a businessman decides to appeal to his old book of "real" magic spells to modify his financial crisis while a middle-aged man gets in trouble when his new girlfriend becomes pregnant.
Cat Fight follows Carbine Kitty, a media shy, all female rock band from the suburbs of northern Virginia; as they embark on their first multi-state tour. Cameras are allowed to roll 24/7, ... See full summary »
In this dark, gritty, mean-spirited, but well-made comedy-drama, Veronica (Sandra Oh) is an superficial, entitled housewife dealing with her home life. Ashley (Anne Heche) is a self-obsessed, misanthropic, artist dealing with her career and her life partner Lisa (Alicia Silverstone) who wants to raise a baby. Veronica and Ashely's paths cross at a party hosted by Veronica's husband, which the two cynical woman's long-buried rivalry comes to the surface which leads to a brutal cat-fight where Veronica ends up in the hospital in a coma. After two years, Veronica emerges from her coma to learn that both her husband and teenage son are dead, and she is broke with no friends or family. On the other hand, Ashley has become a successful and wealthy artist now married to Lisa. Veronica blames Ashley for her downfall, and after another confrontation which leads to another savage cat-fight in a vacant lot, Ashley is the one to end up in a coma and is revived after two years to find her own ...Written by
The poster of the film (which is actually a screenshot) has the blood and other wounds removed from Sandra Oh's and Anne Heche's faces. See more »
When Sandra O's husband knocks the glass of milk over on the table, the glass is still clearly lying on the table. In the next shot, the glass is lying on the floor. See more »
Why are you helping me?
I am not. I'm actually taking great joy in seeing you like this. I mean, your life is over. You can't paint, you lost your girlfriend, you lost your baby.
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Written by Adam Manella and Michael Raymond Russell
Performed by MRR-ADM
Published by Africa Kurian Music (ASCAP)
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Makes "The Duellists" look like a child´s play.
I think it was Kapuscinski who wrote "war is but a series of revenges with an untraceable origin", then there´s Gandhi and his famous "eye for an eye and the world will go blind". Some might despise this film for being such an obvious allegory but it´s just too rich. It might lose some balance at times between its despicable characters and their meaning but nonetheless, it does work on both levels, personally and globally. A tight structure allows the film to expose its point with sharpness and confidence. It´s able to settle years of war debate in a 30 seconds piece of dialogue. It goes from social critique to symbolism to downright comedy in a matter of seconds, totally in control.
Comically, it works, oh yes. There´s something oddly funny about two people grudging obsessively over the years. I think "The Duellists" had a lot of unintentional humor. This one embraces the absurd concept. It ironically glorifies violence featuring ridiculous punch sound effects and it never gets too close to the character´s misfortunes. It´s a comedy, first of all.
Conceptually, it stays neutral, and that´s no joke. Aggresions and affronts are equaly terrible on both sides. That is extremely important not to lose its validity. One can argue that Catfight has a few missteps but it´s certainly not clumsy. Better than that, it´s absolutely hilarious.
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