Why ‘Military Wives’ Director Peter Cattaneo Wouldn’t Call His Feel-Good Movie a ‘Comedy’ (Video)

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Why ‘Military Wives’ Director Peter Cattaneo Wouldn’t Call His Feel-Good Movie a ‘Comedy’ (Video)
Military Wives” is a feel-good story about some goofy ladies in Britain and how they form a choir while their husbands are fighting overseas in Afghanistan. Sounds like a lot of fun. But don’t just call it a “comedy,” director Peter Cattaneo says. It’s much more real than that.

Cattaneo directed Best Picture-nominee “The Full Monty,” so he knows a thing or two about making true-to-life British stories that find both the humor, levity and drama among the problems of ordinary people. His latest film “Military Wives” follows in that tradition.

“This film has laughs in it, it has tears in it, it’s bittersweet, it’s got humor, very naturalistic, character-based comedy. I would never call it a comedy, but I wouldn’t want to call it a comedy drama because that sounds lame, like a not-funny comedy,” Cattaneo told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman following its premiere at Tiff.
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