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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.

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Shot over a period of 17 days. 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

Alice: Intuition and romantic fatalism shouldn't be taken lightly.
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Connections

References Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) See more »

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Dull, but Entertaining
10 January 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the last day for changing the course in the Melbourne University, the lesbian cinema student Mia (Frances O'Connor) misses her girlfriend Danni (Radha Mitchell), who is dating Savita (Suzi Dougherty), and is trapped in the bureaucracy of the university to transfer to another course. Her mate and best friend Alice (Alice Garner) is seeking out a roommate to share the expenses of their new house, and is alone trying to find a boyfriend that is left-handed and enjoys the same movies as she. Alice is having trouble to complete her thesis about Doris Day, and she has organized a party for that night in their house. Meanwhile the popular student of medicine Ari (Matthew Dyktynski) befriends the lonely Michael Douglas (Matt Day), who has difficulties to relate with girls and wants to move from his house. Ari introduces Michael to Mia and Alice and they invite him to their party. Along the night, Mia and Danny resolve their issues while Alice and Michael find that they have many points in common.

"Love and Other Catastrophes" is a dull, but entertaining low-budget movie. The story is extremely simple and boring in some moments, like for example, when Mia is fighting against the stupid bureaucracy of her university. Nevertheless, the cast is extremely charismatic and shows chemistry, and the young actors and actresses have great performances. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Amor e Outras Catástrofes" ("Love and Other Catastrophes")


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