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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 March 1997 (USA)
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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

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Michael Douglas
Matthew Dyktynski ...
Ari
Alice Garner ...
Alice
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Mia
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Danni
Suzi Dougherty ...
Savita
Kim Gyngell ...
Professor Richard Leach
Suzanne Dowling ...
Dr. Russell
Torquil Neilson ...
Toby
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Susan
Dominic McDonald ...
Zac
Alvin Chong ...
Alvin
Myles Collins ...
Myles
Antony Neate ...
Tony
Brigid Kelly ...
Brigid
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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>

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Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Love and Other Catastrophes  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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

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$212,285 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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After its initial screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Fox Searchlight gave Emma-Kate Croghan another $400,000 to give the film a bit of polish. (The film's original budget of $37,000 didn't allow for much in the way of post-production.) See more »

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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 »

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Mia: I just wish you'd tell me when you're planning to be more independent.
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A great Gen-X film
31 January 1999 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This film is for anyone who's in (or was in) university and fallen 'victim' to a bureaucratic bungle. As the title says, the film focuses on "love and other catastrophes", the "catastrophes" being many problems young people face such as the one above-mentioned, moving out of home finding a place to live, fitting into a new environment, making new friends and finding your own identity. The "love" aspect is about finding your one true love and whether or not he/she exists, and if they do not exist, do you settle for someone who does not fit all your "criteria"? I give this film 8/10. I would have preferred it to be longer, even though the ending was quite good. All the characters are likeable and unique, Frances O'Connor does a great job at playing Mia. I highly recommend this film to anyone especially those in the 18-25ish age group.


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