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Goliath (2008)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 21 January 2008 (USA)
A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.

Director:

David Zellner

Writer:

David Zellner
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Zellner
Nathan Zellner ... Chad P. Franklin
Caroline O'Connor Caroline O'Connor ... Abby
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carlos Aguirre Carlos Aguirre ... Co-worker
Charles Bryant Charles Bryant ... Co-worker
John E. Bryant ... Co-worker
Andrew Bujalski ... Terry
David Finch David Finch ... Co-worker
Tonya Fulcher Tonya Fulcher ... Woman on Bike
Justin Lincoln Justin Lincoln ... Lawyer
Chale Nafus Chale Nafus ... Oliver Sabovich - P.I.
Chris Ohlson ... Co-worker
Bob Sabiston Bob Sabiston ... Curtis
Nick Smith Nick Smith ... Co-Worker in Alleyway
Wiley Wiggins ... Alvin
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A recently divorced man tries to find the one aspect of his marriage that still matters to him: his missing cat, Goliath.

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Comedy

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Not Rated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2008 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA

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Only if you can handle the "odd" in odd charm
30 November 2010 | by billtobin10See all my reviews

The Zellners are filmmaking brothers from Austin, TX and they don't make conventional comedies. By this, I don't mean theirs is a cinema akin to the sort where you'd find Borat or Scott Pilgrim, I mean truly unconventional. The closest mainstream archetype I'd propose would be Steven Soderbergh when he made Schizopolis. If you watch expecting a laugh-out-loud, tidy story, then of course you'll be disappointed.

Goliath is a stark, simple story of a man who loses his cat while going through an emotionally wrenching divorce. While this scenario would likely find widespread appeal in a Hollywood comedy if handled in a broad, facile manner, The Zellner brothers craft the narrative in an unsettling slow-burn that may be as disturbing to some as it is humorous to others. So if you can appreciate a comedy that has traces of Fassbinder and the Kaurismakis as well as Mel Brooks, then maybe this one is for you.


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