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The Rat Thing (2007)

| Comedy | 2007 (USA)
Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a ... See full summary »

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Jack Kelly
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Joey Flanagan
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Irene
Holly Fulger ...
Barbara Jean
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Joey's Boss
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Herself
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Judge
Kevin Owers ...
Yacht Salesman
Tyrone Dyse ...
Ty - Electronic Plant Foreman
Laurence Coven ...
Liquor Store Owner
Garret Mathany ...
Pet Store Clerk
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The Priest
Joey Gaynor ...
Nightmare Judge
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TV Reporter
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Security guard
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Two down and out friends living in Venice, California, struggle in social and economic deprivation. They reach the point where they can't go on. Escalating pressures force them to hatch a wild get-rich-quick scheme in a last ditch attempt to solve "all of their problems". The far-fetched scheme involves one of them being bitten by a rat in a major supermarket with the fantastical hopes of winning an outrageously huge settlement. What transpires is a perfect example of "the best laid plans of mice and men" where reality trumps delusion and, in one comic turn after another, depravity gives way to humanity. Written by Kevin Keresey

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When the best laid plans of mice and men are no longer enough...

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Very funny clever movie
16 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Rat Thing is a delightful, funny movie that I would easily recommend to everyone. The story is well written with humorous dialogue. I saw the film at the Mt Rainier Film Festival in Washington State where it won the best full length film award. The audience response was lots of laughter and long applause. It is well constructed with beautiful photography, very good acting and an ingenious plot. The casting was brilliant. The rat is adorable. Two weeks later and I am still chuckling as I think about it.

I hope that The Rat Thing will get distributed in the theatres so that a larger audience can get the benefit of seeing it.

The humor is polished and real and does not depend on slap stick and technical effects like so many of the modern comedy movies. Most movie and TV humor is bold and over done while in this film the humor is quick, witty and tasteful.


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