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Kabluey (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 25 June 2007 (USA)
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Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Leslie
... Salman
... Betty
... Kathleen
... Brad
... Frank
... Suze
... Ramona
... Elizabeth P.
Cameron Wofford ... Cameron
Landon Henninger ... Lincoln
Raquel Gavia ... Esme
Bill Toney ... Thermos Man
... Leonard
Matt Hensarling ... Jared
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Inept Salman comes to help his sister-in-law tend to his holy terror nephews while Salman's brother is off fighting in Iraq. Salman must take a humiliating job as a giant blue corporate mascot in order to help make ends meet and hold the family together. Written by Ryan Peterson

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Every family has a black sheep. This one is blue.

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual material including a crude reference, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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25 June 2007 (USA)  »

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Каблуи  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$7,373, 6 July 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$83,398, 26 October 2008
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1.85 : 1
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The characters "Cameron" and "Lincoln" are based on Director Scott Prendergast's real-life nephews Wilson and Logan. The real boys appear alongside the child actors portraying them, in the large birthday party scene. See more »

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The US Army (and the Reserve Component of each branch of the US Military) actually has a mechanism in place to prevent the problem Leslie faces in the film. Leslie states that her husband is deployed with the Army National Guard (a Reserve Component of the US Army) and that if she does not return to work soon, her children will lose their health insurance. Part of her husband's mobilization training would have included a briefing for the unit's spouses on the benefits they (and their children) would be entitled to while their Soldiers were deployed, including enrollment in the (free) military family health insurance program Tricare. Even if Leslie chose not to attend the briefing, her husband would have been aware of the availability of Tricare to her and the children (and would have told her about it). Even if by some calamity he didn't tell her about Tricare, someone from the unit's family support organization (the Family Readiness Group) would have told Leslie about the availability of Tricare. See more »

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Brad: Jesus, those flyers don't grow on trees
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References The Producers (1967) See more »

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Quirky comedy finds humor in ordinary aspects of life
29 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

The really amazing thing about Kabluey is the celebrity cast Scott Prendergast puts together. Not only is the film made on a shoe-string budget (no trailers or amenities folks!), but this is Prendergast's first feature length film! Topping that, he writes, directs and stars in it! After the film ended, Prendergast tells us that his co-star, Lisa Kudrow, actually phoned him up one morning and told him in person she'd do the film. He'd sent her a script directly. Apparently, after she signed on, several other stars (including Teri Garr and Christine Taylor) followed suit.

Not only is the cast of characters spot on, but the film itself certainly delivers a wide spectrum of joyous emotions. I felt joy throughout the film, but that joy ranged from laugh-out-loud funny, to giddiness, to emotions that made me feel like I should cry but still made me feel happy. Either way, I was quite amused and had a smile on my face the entire time.

The quirky concept of the film is an oddball kind of guy, Salman, trying to help his sister-in-law with her two, non-stop ruckus driven brats, while her husband is away in Iraq. Salman ends up getting a seemingly useless job as a guy who dresses up in a huge blue, faceless suit and hands out flyers promoting office space for rent at a glorious expanse of a building so large and magnificent and yet, so empty. I asked the writer/director about the company during the Q&A session and he said he'd manufactured it after these grand buildings owned by bankrupt and defunct dot com companies, who'd busted.

Prendergast finds humor in so many ordinary parts of life. This, coupled with his ability to tell a story by only showing its aftermath, makes me think we'll be seeing quite a bit more of him on screen and behind the scenes. Prendergast received a round of applause when he announced Kabluey had been picked up and will be distributed, with a theatrical release, sometime next year. It's blurific!


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