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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
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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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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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A great, witty, fun comedy with wonderful dialogue
12 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of enjoying this film at the Bare Bones Film Festival. It is a wonderful comedy. The screenplay is witty and fast. The comedic pacing is furious and funny. The plot is original and the performances are played to perfection. Keresey as the straight, no-nonsense, smart con-man plays the part to perfection. McGee as the bumbling sidekick is so funny I thought my lungs were going to explode from laughing.

There is never a dull moment as the plot move forward with fast paced dialogue and banter between the two main characters.

Shot with Venice, CA as it's backdrop, the camera work is excellent.

Do yourself a favor and check out this film.


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