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Kabluey -- A hilarious and charming comedy about a slacker uncle who takes a humilitating job as a giant blue corporate mascot to help make ends meet and hold the family together in the wake of his brother's deployment to Iraq.
Kabluey -- This is the theatrical trailer for Kabluey, directed by Scott Prendergast.

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
Scott Prendergast (written by)
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Genre:
Tagline:
Every family has a black sheep. This one is blue.
Plot:
Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq... See more » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A strong, little comedy filled with a lot of heart. One of 2008's best See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Lisa Kudrow ... Leslie

Scott Prendergast ... Salman

Christine Taylor ... Betty

Conchata Ferrell ... Kathleen

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Brad

Chris Parnell ... Frank

Teri Garr ... Suze

Angela Sarafyan ... Ramona

Patricia Buckley ... Elizabeth P.
Cameron Wofford ... Cameron
Landon Henninger ... Lincoln
Raquel Gavia ... Esme
Bill Toney ... Thermos Man
Nick Holden ... Leonard
Matt Hensarling ... Jared
D'Anthony Palms ... Harrison
Austin Chittim ... Valentine
Donald Stewart ... Security Guard
Emily Kaye ... Beth

Elise Ballard ... Sarah

Katherine Willis ... Veronica

Step Rowe ... Gina
Cassandra L. Small ... Sandra (as Cassandra Small)

Vivan Dugré ... Missy Valdez St. Muffington

Googy Gress ... Annoyed Customer
Rhoades Rader ... The Cheese
Douglas J. Sutherland ... Officer Williams (as Doug Sutherland)
Ryan Peterson ... Officer Sonoma
Nicole Brandt ... Yelling Roommate
Melissa Joulwan ... Mean Roommate
Charlie Melfi ... Skater Punk #1

Daniel Ballard ... Skater Punk #2
Phil Thoden ... Noah

Janet Rotblatt ... Voice of Mother in Law (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dalton Wyatt
Gene Cervenka ... Partygoer (uncredited)
Julian Haddad ... Featured Extra (uncredited)
Elizabeth Hannah ... Betsy the Copier (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Party Girl (uncredited)

Denman Powers ... Grocery Store Employee (uncredited)

Cyrus Thompson ... Kingston / Birthday Boy (uncredited)

Evie Thompson ... Actress (uncredited)

Directed by
Scott Prendergast 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Scott Prendergast (written by)

Produced by
Jeff Balis .... producer
Vivan Dugré .... associate producer
Sarah Feinberg-Galan .... executive producer (as Sarah Feinberg)
Ryan Peterson .... co-producer
Rhoades Rader .... producer
Rick Rosenthal .... producer
Gary Dean Simpson .... producer
Joshua J. Smith .... associate producer
Nancy Stephens .... executive producer
Douglas J. Sutherland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roddy Bottum 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Lohmann 
 
Film Editing by
Lawrence A. Maddox  (as Lawrence Maddox)
 
Casting by
Anne McCarthy 
Jay Scully 
 
Production Design by
Walter Barnett 
 
Art Direction by
Betsy Goslin 
 
Set Decoration by
Amy Bell 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Barnes 
 
Makeup Department
Terri Ewton .... makeup department head
Diane Hardin .... key makeup artist
Leola Perez .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jacob Mosler .... post-production supervisor
Joshua J. Smith .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bobby Bastarache .... first assistant director
Vanessa Gaitan .... second second assistant director
Glen Moorman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Yvonne Boudreaux .... assistant art director
Michael Bricker .... set dresser
Donald C Roose III .... carpenter (as Don Roose III)
Brandon Campbell .... prop sculptor
Barrett Crake .... assistant property master (as Barrett Eidson)
Ashley Frith .... art intern
Michael Hersey .... property master (as Mike Hersey)
Michel Orion Scott .... lead man (as Michel O. Scott)
Suzanne Stover .... buyer
 
Sound Department
Michael J. Fox .... adr mixer
Ben Lazard .... boom operator
Benjamin Lowry .... sound mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Michel Mazza .... sound editor
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Eric Reuveni .... adr mixer
Miguel Rivera .... supervising sound editor
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Le-An Tran .... sound department intern
Robert Troy .... dialogue editor
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Steve Krieger .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Lee Long .... animator
 
Stunts
Scott Roland .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Trey Cartwright .... electrician
Mark Davison .... "a" camera operator
Ricardo Diaz .... additional second assistant camera
Cale Finot .... key first assistant camera
Jeremy Guillory .... grip
Joe Lara .... grip
John T. Martin .... grip
Mike 'Electric' Mervilde Jr. .... gaffer
Edward A. Navarro .... best boy electric
Brian Nelligan .... video assist operator
Trevor Doyle Nelson .... second assistant camera (as Trevor Nelson)
Georgia Pierson .... grip
Aaron Randall .... best boy electric
Justin Reusch .... electrician
Scott Weatherford .... camera production assistant
Gerard Martin .... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Dave Ciaccio .... animator
Dennis Hadley .... key animator
 
Casting Department
Letty Chavarria .... extras casting coordinator
Kellie Roy .... casting associate (as Kellie Gesell)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Heidi Howell .... set costumer
Stephanie Keeton .... set costumer
Andie Thornton .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Bruce A. Franklin .... assistant editor
Elizabeth Hannah .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Utah Carol .... musician
Dean Menta .... music editor
Robert ToTeras .... composer: additional music
Robin Urdang .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Ryan Abrams .... picture car coordinator
Alex E. Burns .... transportation coordinator
Henry Kessler .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Paul Beach .... set medic
Beatrice Bellino .... script supervisor
Lauren Bickford .... production assistant
Gary Michael Clark .... production accountant
Mark Andrew Clark .... acquisitions executive
Erik Collins .... stand-in
Greg Deist .... production assistant
Nicholas DiCenzo .... craft service
Nicholas DiCenzo .... production assistant
John Donofrio .... location assistant
Cole Fowler .... intern
Cole Fowler .... production assistant
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location manager
Laura King .... set medic
Carlos La Rotta .... production assistant
Erin Larson .... stand-in
Amelia Luton .... production assistant
Laura Maurer .... assistant location manager
John Michael Midura .... production assistant
Adam Moroz .... electronic press kit
Carrie Olsen-Wright .... production assistant
Amy Soto .... key set production assistant
Shayla Storms .... locations key
Sarah Wilke .... craft service
 
Thanks
Suzanne Summerlin Tzuanos .... special thanks
Karina Wilson .... the producers wish to thank
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some sexual material including a crude reference, and brief strong language
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USA:86 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Characters "Cameron" and "Lincoln" are based on the Director's real life nephews Wilson and Logan. The real boys appear alongside the child actors portraying them in the large birthday party scene.See more »
Quotes:
Cameron:I am going to kill you.See more »
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References The Delicious (2003)See more »

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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
A strong, little comedy filled with a lot of heart. One of 2008's best, 13 September 2008
Author: Red_Identity from United States

I saw Kabluey, and after hearing many good things about it, I have to say it probably is one of 2008's best surprises.

Technically, it is from 2007, but it came out this year. It is a very genuine little independent comedy with a lot of heart. There are a lot of films like that out there, but this one stands out. The screenplay is very well written. It has a lot of laugh-out-loud laughs, and some laughs that you wonder how much they make sense with the story. It has some flaws, but overall, it has great developed characters, characters that sometimes may not always be likable. It is a story about how a mother's brother-in-law has to help her raise her kids, and also raise some money, since her husband is at war in Iraq. Throughout this story, we see a lot of events that change her and her brother-in-law. It is, overall, a black, sometimes, dark, comedy film. It has a lot of hidden themes about how the war impacts family, and also about loyalty and responsibility. It is sometimes uneven, and sometimes some scenes are too overfilled with humor, but when its good, it's really good.

Part of the reason this film works well is because of the great acting. Scott Prendergast plays his character of the loser brother-in-law Salman very well, and he makes my line-up of Best Actor(but will eventually fall out). But Lisa Kudrow is the one that gives the monumental performance. She has less scenes than Prendergast, but the scenes she has her character is very in depth. She has to give her character of Leslie a lot, real humanity, pain and exhaustion for her kids, and also sort of depressed, stressed, and sometimes even unlikeable. She really reminds me of a lot of real life mothers that get stressed out easily. I have never seen Kudrow like this, it's really a great performance, a subtle one. As of now, she is my Best Actress winner, and I think she might stay in my line-up in the end of the year, if not then top 10 for sure. I think she deserves Oscar Buzz.

Overall, a great little movie. Better than films that really are not always that good(Juno), and just as great as Little Miss Sunshine. I think the Academy should keep this film's screenplay, and Lisa Kudrow, for consideration. For those who have not seen it, please see it, makes a lot of the films this year look bad.

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