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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.

Director:

Claudia Myers

Writer:

Claudia Myers
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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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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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In the scene where Ginger asks Melvin for his fish, he takes a coke out of his back pocket and opens it. There is no sound of it opening. Also in several different jump cuts of this scene the coke can changes back and forth. See more »

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For Us
Written by Ryan Shore
Performed by The Ryan Shore Quartet
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A sweet romantic comedy with real laughs
29 September 2006 | by Margo750See all my reviews

Kettle of Fish is the story of Mel, an aging Lothario (Matthew Modine), whose primary emotional attachment is with his fish Daphne, but who is shaken out of his complacency by the arrival of Ginger, a tightly-wound British amphibian biologist played by Gina Gershon. In time-honored romantic comedy style, Mel rents his apartment to Ginger, then is forced to move back in with her, to the discomfort of both. At the same time, Mel falls hard for a bride (Christy Cashman) on her wedding day and goes to crazy lengths to pursue the relationship. The director keeps a light touch throughout, and invests some fairly stock romantic situations with a sense of surprise. Really a mainstream romantic comedy on an indie budget, I thought Kettle was more satisfying and a lot funnier than the usual Hollywood fare. After a little bit of a slow start, the second half of the movie really starts hopping, and there are some genuine laugh-out-loud moments towards the end, particularly in one of the most awkward seduction scenes I've seen in a while. Great date movie.


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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:

$5,594, 8 October 2006

Gross USA:

$7,196

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,196
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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