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Catfight (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 3 March 2017 (USA)
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The rivalry between two former college friends comes to a head when they both attend the same glamorous event.

Director:

Onur Tukel

Writer:

Onur Tukel

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandra Oh ... Veronica
Anne Heche ... Ashley
Alicia Silverstone ... Lisa
Amy Hill ... Aunt Charlie
Myra Lucretia Taylor Myra Lucretia Taylor ... Donna
Ariel Kavoussi ... Sally
Damian Young ... Stanley
Stephen Gevedon ... Tom Ferguson The Art Collector
Giullian Yao Gioiello ... Kip
Tituss Burgess ... John The Physical Therapist
Jay O. Sanders ... Angry Guy
Peter Jacobson ... Carl
Catherine Curtin ... Carl's Wife
Ronald Guttman ... The Man In The Towell
Eva Dorrepaal ... Claire The Other Art Collector
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Storyline

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 Larry B.

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A black and blue comedy

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Catfight - Botte da amiche See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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MPI Media Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ivana Milicevic (Rachel) was in the movie Head Over Heals. That movie as well as this movie use the line/joke "I've got the runs, I mean I've gotta run!" See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Veronica: We don't have to do this, Ashley.
Ashley: My spirit is broken. My heart is filled with hate. I have nothing left but to destroy you.
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Kinderszenen - Am Camin
Written by Robert Schumann
Courtesy of APM Music
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Makes "The Duellists" look like a child´s play.
22 January 2018 | by axapvovSee all my reviews

I think it was Kapuscinski who wrote "war is but a series of revenges with an untraceable origin", then there´s Gandhi and his famous "eye for an eye and the world will go blind". Some might despise this film for being such an obvious allegory but it´s just too rich. It might lose some balance at times between its despicable characters and their meaning but nonetheless, it does work on both levels, personally and globally. A tight structure allows the film to expose its point with sharpness and confidence. It´s able to settle years of war debate in a 30 seconds piece of dialogue. It goes from social critique to symbolism to downright comedy in a matter of seconds, totally in control.

Comically, it works, oh yes. There´s something oddly funny about two people grudging obsessively over the years. I think "The Duellists" had a lot of unintentional humor. This one embraces the absurd concept. It ironically glorifies violence featuring ridiculous punch sound effects and it never gets too close to the character´s misfortunes. It´s a comedy, first of all.

Conceptually, it stays neutral, and that´s no joke. Aggresions and affronts are equaly terrible on both sides. That is extremely important not to lose its validity. One can argue that Catfight has a few missteps but it´s certainly not clumsy. Better than that, it´s absolutely hilarious.


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