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Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director:

Emma-Kate Croghan

Writers:

Stavros Kazantzidis (story) (as Stavros Andonis Efthymiou), Yael Bergman (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Day ... Michael Douglas
Matthew Dyktynski Matthew Dyktynski ... Ari
Alice Garner Alice Garner ... Alice
Frances O'Connor ... Mia
Radha Mitchell ... Danni
Suzi Dougherty ... Savita
Kim Gyngell ... Professor Richard Leach
Suzanne Dowling Suzanne Dowling ... Dr. Russell
Torquil Neilson Torquil Neilson ... Toby
Christine Stephen-Daly Christine Stephen-Daly ... Susan
Dominic McDonald ... Zac
Alvin Chong Alvin Chong ... Alvin
Myles Collins Myles Collins ... Myles
Antony Neate Antony Neate ... Tony
Brigid Kelly Brigid Kelly ... Brigid
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Storyline

Two female students struggling to complete their university degrees seek a flatmate. At the same time Michael, a medical student, is looking for a new place to stay. Written by Ben Barnett <bhbar2@student.monash.edu.au>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ahava V'Tzarot Aherot See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,807, 30 March 1997

Gross USA:

$294,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,212
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After its initial screening at the Cannes Film Festival, Fox Searchlight gave Emma-Kate Croghan another $400,000 to give the film a bit of polish. (The film's original budget of $37,000 didn't allow for much in the way of post-production.) See more »

Goofs

When Alice parks her car, the window is halfway down, but throughout the previous parts of the journey, it has been fully up. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Love is always dangerous.
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Connections

References Annie Hall (1977) See more »

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Great Fun
12 February 2000 | by rjewellSee all my reviews

I always seem to love these good ol' Aussie comedy movies. This one is no exception. "Love & Other Catastrophies" is no doubt a great film. Without fail it delivers laughs all the way through, and most times its very easy to identify with all of the characters. I strongly suggest this movie for a video night with a few friends, pizza & beers, that is if you're over 18 :)

OVERALL : 4.5 / 5


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