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
While promoting this film, director Onur Tukel and actress Anne Heche managed to be the second and third guests ever to be asked to leave a popular podcast, named Doug Loves Movies, for disruptive behavior. The first guest to be asked to leave, was Onur Tukel on a previous episode of "DLM". See more »
When Ashley and Veronica are talking after breakfast in the cabin (1 hr 26 min), you can see a very small bug flying around. Anne Heche plays it off nicely by blowing at it and staying in character. 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 certainly won't be everyone's cup of tea but I quite enjoyed the sheer nihilistic futility of it all. Catfight is certainly original and takes on a narrative that keeps you guessing right to the end. There are some great digs at the pretentiousness of modern art and some gloriously violent fight scenes. You may hate it but it's definitely worth a try if you enjoy black comedy.
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