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Sleeping with the Fishes (2013)

A woman's journey of self-discovery and the dynamics of her zany family.
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Credited cast:
Gina Rodriguez ... Alexis Fish
Steven Strait ... Dominic Sebastiani
Ana Ortiz ... Kayla Fish
Taylor Black ... Summer (as Taylor Gildersleeve)
Orfeh ... Mrs. Wasserstein
Priscilla Lopez ... Estella Fish
John Cariani ... Louis Belsky
Michael Sirow ... Daniel
Robert T. Bogue ... Freddy Fine (as Robert Bogue)
Monica Steuer ... Jude Warren
Tibor Feldman ... Dr. Leonard Fish
Stephen DeRosa ... Mo Stout
Merdix Antwinette ... Guest at Bat Mitzvah (as Giovanna Cappetta)
Conor Romero ... Animal Wrangler
Melissa Navia ... Casey


As SLEEPING WITH THE FISHES opens, it's safe to say Alexis Rodriguez Fish (Gina Rodriguez) has seen better days. The recent death of her cheating husband has left her both broke and broken-hearted. Trying to climb out of debt, Alexis has been reduced to juggling humiliating odd end jobs including a walking meatball hero and phone sex operator. Unhappy with the direction she is headed, Alexis struggles to find her way as the life she once knew, unfortunately no longer exists. When she receives an unexpected call from her quirky, comic-book obsessed older sister, Kayla (Ana Ortiz), to come home for a distant aunt's funeral-Alexis realizes her life might just get worse before it gets any better. Dreading the notion of going home, Alexis fears admitting to her family, especially her well-intentioned but overbearing mother, that her life is "un desastre." (a disaster) Once home, Alexis is immediately confronted by her mother (Priscilla Lopez) about her life and the choices she's made since... Written by Anonymous

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Alexis Fish: I'm gonna be able to pay you back like next week, all right? I'm fine.
Kayla Fish: Fine? Fine is an acronym for fucked-up, insecure, neurotic, and emotional, so terrific that your fine, but wouldn't you rather be fine and happy?
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Fun Never Stops
Written by John Costello, David Hilker, and Jeffrey A Freundlich
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16 December 2016 | by ReganRebeccaSee all my reviews

I was looking forward to this one for awhile because Gina Rodriguez is such an awesome actress, but it's not exactly the greatest movie. I read an interview where the director, Nicole Gomez Fisher, said she ended up stepping into the role of director because she really wanted to get her script made but the movie had no budget. Well it really shows, it's not a very cinematic movie.

Basically he gist of the movie is that Alexis Fish (Rodriguez) is a young recently widowed woman whose life is spiralling out of control. She's lured back home to where her demanding Latina (I don't think we ever got a hint as to what type of Latina her mom was either she was just "Latina" which is sort of annoying, not all latinos are alike, but anyway), and Jewish father live. Her sister helps her get back on track career wise and she meets a cute guy and starts flirting with someone for the first time since her husband died...

This is a pretty basic movie with a pretty basic plot. It is pretty lowbudget as well. Not an awful movie but a pretty paint by the numbers one. Watch if you like Gina Rodriguez or Ana Ortiz, who is honestly the best part of the movie playing Alexis' elder sister.

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10 August 2013 (USA) See more »

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