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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

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

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Cast

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Michael Douglas
Matthew Dyktynski ...
Ari
Alice Garner ...
Alice
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Mia
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Danni
Suzi Dougherty ...
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Professor Richard Leach
Suzanne Dowling ...
Dr. Russell
Torquil Neilson ...
Toby
Christine Stephen-Daly ...
Susan
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Zac
Alvin Chong ...
Alvin
Myles Collins ...
Myles
Antony Neate ...
Tony
Brigid Kelly ...
Brigid
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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>

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Comedy | Romance

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

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

Ari: My motto is you should make a point of trying everything once, except incest... and folkdancing.
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References The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) See more »

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Excellent australian comedy of love
29 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie is the perfect romantic pick me up. I can watch it every day-- it's short and sweet. Gay or straight, if you want a movie about wanting and hoping and angsting and college and partying and breaking up and making up and discovering and love, this is it. Frances O'Conner is excellent in this, her first film role.


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