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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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Matthew Dyktynski ...
Ari
Alice Garner ...
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Mia
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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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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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$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,807, 30 March 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$212,285, 27 April 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Shot over a period of 17 days. See more »

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When Alice parks her car, the window is halfway down, but throughout the previous parts of the journey, it has been fully up. 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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References Eraserhead (1977) See more »

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Cute Romantic Comedy
12 December 2005 | by 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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