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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
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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Trivia

Shot over a period of 17 days. See more »

Goofs

In the long drive with Mia and Alice in the car, the weather outside is bright sunshine when the camera is on Alice but dull (perhaps) cloudy when it is on Mia. See more »

Quotes

Michael: Love is always dangerous.
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Connections

References Bullets Over Broadway (1994) See more »

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Low-budget gem
23 March 2005 | by howie73See all my reviews

This low-budget comedy was the debut of Emma Kate Groghan and it remains one of the freshest Australian romantic comedies in recent years. Given the limitations of the budget, one would have expected it to fall flat at times; the opposite is true. The cast do a very good job with the offbeat script, most notably Frances Connor and Radha Mitchell. Set in a Melbourne University, Connor takes center stage in a tale of unrequited love and missed glances. The comedic element is often tempered with dark touches which makes a change from the usual limitations of romantic comedies. The end might be a tad obvious but it gels in well with the genuine feel-good nature of the film.


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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

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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