MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,435 this week

Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 March 1997 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 1,683 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 22 critic

A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 46 titles
created 13 Jul 2012
 
a list of 33 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 3 titles
created 17 Nov 2012
 
L
a list of 2798 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 26 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

Love and Other Catastrophes (1996) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Love and Other Catastrophes.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The romantic myth is exposed for Guy when he is plagued by memories of an old girlfriend on his wedding day.

Director: Cherie Nowlan
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Cate Blanchett, Frances O'Connor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two scientists vie for funding from a wealthy heiress and her loopy politician husband.

Director: Peter Duncan
Stars: Geoffrey Rush, David Wenham, Frances O'Connor
Four Reasons (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Radha Mitchell
Stars: Jared Harris, Alexandra Holden, Josh Lucas
Action | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man enters a roadside diner run by a young woman and claims he is being chased by murderers.

Director: Scott Reynolds
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Josh Lucas, Barry Watson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This romantic comedy takes place over the course of one year - opening on New Year's Eve of one year and closing exactly one year later. The film focuses on three women living together in a... See full summary »

Director: Emma-Kate Croghan
Stars: Claudia Karvan, Naomi Watts, Alice Garner
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lawyer in his 30s named Danny still dreams about becoming a cowboy when his fiancée leaves him on the eve of their wedding ceremony. Fortunately, for him, not one, but two contrasting ... See full summary »

Director: Gregory C. Haynes
Stars: Adam Trese, Mia Kirshner, Radha Mitchell
Kick (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a ballet dancer, having spent 11 years in ballet school. Seizing an opportunity to audition for a local company's presentation ... See full summary »

Director: Lynda Heys
Stars: Russell Page, Rebecca Yates, Martin Henderson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.

Director: Rodrigo García
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Alicia Witt, LisaGay Hamilton
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Hanif and Dean steal a cache of drugs from Dean's psychotic brother Jerry, and at the last minute get a lift with Mimi as she decides to drive to Perth. They pick up a drunken singer, ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Kazantzidis
Stars: Naveen Andrews, Ben Mendelsohn, Miranda Otto
Dead Heat (2002)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Heart problems force Boston cop Pally LaMarr to retire; he's in a funk and his wife Charlotte sends him packing. At Charlotte's insistence, Pally's half-brother Ray pays Pally a visit and ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Malone
Stars: Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell
Nobody's Baby (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An outlaw, a waitress and her misfit neighbor come upon a baby in the midst of car wreckage. With his former partner in crime out to get him, the outlaw and his new friends put their lives on the line to protect the infant from danger.

Director: David Seltzer
Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Gary Oldman, Radha Mitchell
The Chosen (TV Movie 1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Stars: Jeremy Sims, Cliff Curtis, Radha Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michael Douglas
Matthew Dyktynski ...
Ari
Alice Garner ...
Alice
...
Mia
...
Danni
Suzi Dougherty ...
Kim Gyngell ...
Professor Richard Leach
Suzanne Dowling ...
Dr. Russell
Torquil Neilson ...
Toby
...
Susan
Dominic McDonald ...
Zac
Alvin Chong ...
Alvin
Myles Collins ...
Myles
Antony Neate ...
Tony
Brigid Kelly ...
Brigid
Edit

Storyline

Two female students struggling to complete their university degrees seek a flatmate. At the same time Michael, a medical student, is looking for a new place to stay. Written by Ben Barnett <bhbar2@student.monash.edu.au>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahava V'Tzarot Aherot  »

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,807 (USA) (28 March 1997)

Gross:

$212,285 (USA) (25 April 1997)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over a period of 17 days. See more »

Goofs

In the long drive with Mia and Alice in the car, the weather outside is bright sunshine when the camera is on Alice but dull (perhaps) cloudy when it is on Mia. See more »

Quotes

Alice: Now that I realize I've just been suffering from a simple psychotic depression, I feel strangely empowered.
See more »

Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Dull, but Entertaining
10 January 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the last day for changing the course in the Melbourne University, the lesbian cinema student Mia (Frances O'Connor) misses her girlfriend Danni (Radha Mitchell), who is dating Savita (Suzi Dougherty), and is trapped in the bureaucracy of the university to transfer to another course. Her mate and best friend Alice (Alice Garner) is seeking out a roommate to share the expenses of their new house, and is alone trying to find a boyfriend that is left-handed and enjoys the same movies as she. Alice is having trouble to complete her thesis about Doris Day, and she has organized a party for that night in their house. Meanwhile the popular student of medicine Ari (Matthew Dyktynski) befriends the lonely Michael Douglas (Matt Day), who has difficulties to relate with girls and wants to move from his house. Ari introduces Michael to Mia and Alice and they invite him to their party. Along the night, Mia and Danny resolve their issues while Alice and Michael find that they have many points in common.

"Love and Other Catastrophes" is a dull, but entertaining low-budget movie. The story is extremely simple and boring in some moments, like for example, when Mia is fighting against the stupid bureaucracy of her university. Nevertheless, the cast is extremely charismatic and shows chemistry, and the young actors and actresses have great performances. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Amor e Outras Catástrofes" ("Love and Other Catastrophes")


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD available? hac500
Yikes! What a review! garnetsnake
3 favourite movies and why minasant
Imaginary Rudeness? omearak
Song help anfer
song question mk1319
Discuss Love and Other Catastrophes (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?