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Little Fish, Strange Pond (2009)

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts... See full summary »

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Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephen cruise aimlessly through the streets of LA speculating about life, death, divine will and the force of power that predetermines their existence. Mr. Jack attempts to illustrate to his sidekick the delicate and natural forces of the universe. Sweet Stephen's superficial charm and bloodsucking lifestyle sends him and Mr. Jack on a voyage that is relentless, engaging, and darkly hilarious. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some drug and sexual content | See all certifications »
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23 October 2009 (USA)  »

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Frenemy  »

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$485,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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When Mr. Jack rises from his chair on the chat show, his jacket is unbuttoned. In the next shot, the jacket is buttoned. See more »

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Bucky: Okay, what do you want, and let's speak candidly here cause I have this credo, that I live by...
Philly: Don't fuck around, friend!
Bucky: Oh, give this man a cigar that's my motto! You want some dough the bakery's open.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Perfect mix of intrigue, danger, tragedy, love, sex, violence and plain old American fun
9 January 2011 | by See all my reviews

I saw this titled as "Frenemy" but "Little Fish, Strange Pond" is a much better title. It's not just that Mr. Jack (Matthew Modine) and Sweet Stephan (Callum Blue) are small players in the grand schemes of the world, but that the world is a strange place.

Mr. Jack and Sweet Stephan walk around L.A. together. It's about the weird characters they meet, the crimes they observe, but ultimately, it's about them, their place in the world, their past and their fate. Paraphrasing from one of Modine's speeches, it was a great day, just a day, but it had the perfect mix of intrigue, danger, tragedy, love, sex, violence and plain old American fun.

There was more tragedy and violence, and less love and sex than most people would have in their perfect day, but it was brilliant. Forget "The Social Network", "Little Fish, Strange Pond" has the best dialogue of the year, and Matthew Modine and Callum Blue deliver the best performances of their careers. Be prepared for profanity and disturbing actions, but this is one great little film in a strange pond.


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