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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire (1999)
"Goat on Fire and Smiling Fish" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 March 2000 (USA)
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Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US ... See full summary »

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Chris Remi
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Alison
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Tony Remi
Heather Moudy ...
Nicole (as Heather Jae Marie)
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Burt
Melba Englander ...
Nurse
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Clive Winter
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Kathy
Miriam Billington ...
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Baby
Phillip Pennestri ...
Phil
Richard Cody ...
Rugby Guy #1
Deanna Aho ...
Girl on Porch
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Party Girl #2
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Two brothers share a house in LA's Fairfax district: Tony's a feckless actor, Chris is an accountant. Both are in relationships on rocky ground. As these emotions swirl, Tony meets his US Postal Service letter carrier, a single mom named Kathy who's come to LA from Wyoming with her daughter, a budding actress. Chris meets Anna, an Italian beauty working in the States for a few months wrangling animals on movie sets. Chris also befriends Clive, an aging and crusty man whose longing for his recently-deceased wife is a portrait of true love. Can Clive's example help Chris sort out his love life, and can Tony grow up enough to see the possibilities with Kathy and her daughter? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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two brothers, four women and the search for Magnetic Perfection

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and brief drug use
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Smiling Fish & Goat on Fire  »

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Budget:

$40,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,994 (USA) (25 August 2000)

Gross:

$277,233 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Derick Martini met actress 'Amy Hathaway' on the film and began a relationship that lasted five years. See more »

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Chris Remi: Come on by, I'll do your taxes.
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At Least the Fish was Smiling
13 October 2000 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

To succeed, a romantic comedy has to be centered around likeable characters. Although some of the supporting actors and actresses were likeable, the two "stars" of the movie really failed to shine in this department. Am I supposed to like the first brother because he has a tender moment with an adorable little girl while, unbeknownst to him, her mother is quietly watching? Folks, it doesn't get much more cheeseball that that. Am I supposed to like the second brother, after he acts like a complete jerk throughout the entire movie, simply because he wants to find true love? I couldn't have cared less whether these two losers got what they wanted, and found myself hoping that they ended up alone together--because the only people that they really deserved in my book were each other.

If you're the kind of person that is amused and touched when two brothers wrestle in the kitchen and it breaks into a bonding moment between the two barbarians, then this is your movie. For those of you who ask that characters give us something more than their mere presence and hackneyed tender moments to feel involved, stay away. The poor writing for the movie's two main characters completely wastes the few nice moments that the supporting cast provides.

One final comment. I was completely turned off by a phrase in the first few moments of the movie, when some cheesy narration by one of the brothers explains the movie's title and prepares us for the hour and a half of lameness that we're about to endure. It went something like this: "I know it sounds gay, but I really love my brother." "I know it sounds gay"? Did I hear that right? "I know it sounds gay"? Do grown adults really use this phrase in this day and age?


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