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Kettle of Fish (2006)

A lifelong bachelor confronts his intimacy issues when he sublets his apartment to a fetching biologist. His heartsick fish and his wise best buddy are on hand to provide perspective.

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Claudia Myers

Writer:

Claudia Myers

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Modine ... Mel
Gina Gershon ... Ginger
Christy Scott Cashman ... Diana
Isiah Whitlock Jr. ... Freddie
Kevin J. O'Connor ... Harry
Lois Chiles ... Jean
Stephen Mailer ... Band Leader
Ewa Da Cruz ... Inga
Fisher Stevens ... Bruce
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Sean
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Doorman
Gloria Reuben ... Mindy
Amy Sacco ... Rita
Chuck Pfeiffer Chuck Pfeiffer ... Walter (as Chuck Pfeifer)
Robert Zarem Robert Zarem ... Research Director (as Bobby Zarem)
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Storyline

Mel is a musician in Manhattan, with plenty of one-night stands but no steady companion, except for his goldfish. He decides to move in with his current girlfriend, so he sublets his flat to Ginger, an English biologist new in town. The day he moves out, he flips for the bride at a wedding where he's playing, breaks up with his girlfriend, and moves back into his flat, negotiating with Ginger to her temporary flatmate. Meanwhile, he pursues Diana, the bride, working as the elevator operator in her building while he and Ginger develop a friendship as she does research on his fish. One of her lab frogs and his fish develop an attraction: is this a harbinger of opposites attracting? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A New York love story See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un sapo, un príncipe y ella See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,864, 15 October 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Goofs

(at around 26 mins) When Mel visits Diana's apartment for the first time, the door falls shut after she opens it for him. The sound of a door shutting can be heard, but in the mirror to the left you can see that Mel caught the door before it closed so there should have been no sound. See more »

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Definitely worth the ticket price
13 September 2006 | by djones215See all my reviews

I saw it at the Tribeca film festival and I was impressed. "Kettle of Fish" delivers everything you would want from a romantic comedy: a good story, some big laughs and (after a few twists and turns along the way) the happy ending. The thing that makes this film better than most romantic comedies is its original script, its steady pace and a great performance by Matthew Modine. I would have liked to have seen more of Isiah Whitlock Jr. (State Sen. R. Clayton 'Clay' Davis from "The Wire"), but otherwise I have very little to quibble about with this movie. "Kettle of Fish" would make a good choice for a first date movie.


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