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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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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 ...
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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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)  »

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Ahava V'Tzarot Aherot  »

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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 »

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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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Ari: I used to think love is the delusion that one woman differs from the other, but maybe that was the delusion.
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Cute Romantic Comedy
12 December 2005 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

"Love and Other Catastrophes" is co-written and co-produced by a Jewish Australian woman, makes some jokes on Woody Allen, and doesn't repeat any of his stereotypes.

There's an interesting Jewish character or two - including a guy named Ari who is a lothario and a guy considering a circumcision due to the demands of his Jewish girlfriend.

It fits nicely in the genre of twentysomething roommates seeking love, i.e. "Singles," "Kicking and Screaming," etc.

The lesbian couple is treated completely naturally and romantically and is really the most interesting couple. None of the guys even assume the lesbian's straight best friend is gay, as I think would happen in most American films.

The film student satires are a bit heavy handed, but on a whole it's a cute, funny first-time movie casually made.

I only recognized two songs out of the whole soundtrack as it was filled with Australian rock 'n' roll I've never heard before.

(originally written 4/2/1997)


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