In this dark, gritty, mean-spirited, but well-made comedy-drama, Veronica (Sandra Oh) is an superficial, entitled housewife dealing with her home life. Ashley (Anne Heche) is a self-obsessed, misanthropic, artist dealing with her career and her life partner Lisa (Alicia Silverstone) who wants to raise a baby. Veronica and Ashely's paths cross at a party hosted by Veronica's husband, which the two cynical woman's long-buried rivalry comes to the surface which leads to a brutal cat-fight where Veronica ends up in the hospital in a coma. After two years, Veronica emerges from her coma to learn that both her husband and teenage son are dead, and she is broke with no friends or family. On the other hand, Ashley has become a successful and wealthy artist now married to Lisa. Veronica blames Ashley for her downfall, and after another confrontation which leads to another savage cat-fight in a vacant lot, Ashley is the one to end up in a coma and is revived after two years to find her own ...Written by
After a screening, the director stated the two leads prepared their fight scenes as one is prepared and aware of her surroundings while the other is the complete opposite. See more »
When Sandra O's husband knocks the glass of milk over on the table, the glass is still clearly lying on the table. In the next shot, the glass is lying on the floor. See more »
Why are you helping me?
I am not. I'm actually taking great joy in seeing you like this. I mean, your life is over. You can't paint, you lost your girlfriend, you lost your baby.
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This film tells the story of two women who have been adversaries in high school. They meet each other again in a party, and a huge fight entails.
"Catfight" is a rare comedy that is funny and thought provoking at the same time. The similarity of two women in both the ways they treat other people, and their experiences are remarkable. It tells the message that what comes around goes around, and fortunes are impermanent. Holding grudges aren't the way to go either, even though the three women in the film all hold grudges spectacularly. I enjoyed watching the film.
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