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Kettle of Fish (2006)

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A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist. His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective.

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Walter (as Chuck Pfeifer)
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Mel is a musician in Manhattan, with plenty of one-night stands but no steady companion, except for his goldfish. He decides to move in with his current girlfriend, so he sublets his flat to Ginger, an English biologist new in town. The day he moves out, he flips for the bride at a wedding where he's playing, breaks up with his girlfriend, and moves back into his flat, negotiating with Ginger to her temporary flatmate. Meanwhile, he pursues Diana, the bride, working as the elevator operator in her building while he and Ginger develop a friendship as she does research on his fish. One of her lab frogs and his fish develop an attraction: is this a harbinger of opposites attracting? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Sometimes love is right outside your fishbowl See more »

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Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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6 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Che bel pasticcio  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 26 mins) When Mel visits Diana's apartment for the first time, the door falls shut after she opens it for him. The sound of a door shutting can be heard, but in the mirror to the left you can see that Mel caught the door before it closed so there should have been no sound. See more »

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References Tarzan the Ape Man (1932) See more »

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Performed by Sasha Lazard
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A genuinely enjoyable film to watch!
24 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I too first saw this film at the Tribeca Film festival on the opening night which was sold out in a 900+ seat theatre!! I had no expectations of the film but got completely caught up (as did the rest of the audience) as soon as the credits started to roll. First of all, Matthew Modine is great in anything he does and this was no exception. After seeing him play some psychos and some intense roles, this was a refreshing departure where Modine was able to show off his comedic abilities. The supporting cast was stellar - especially Fisher Stevens and Isiah Whitlock. I'm just so tired of all the jaded rhetoric in entertainment - this film was light, fun, funny, had moments of almost innocence - a film a whole family could watch together. It steers away from foul language, anything risqué and at its core is about a handful of people earnestly looking for true love. Albeit they make some mistakes, but some of them actually get there.


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