Kettle of Fish (2006)



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Opposites attract in the close quarters of a one bedroom apartment in this romantic comedy from first-time director Claudia Meyers. Mel (Matthew Modine) plays saxophone with a jazz band, and the only thing he's ever pursued with the same passion as his music is women, whom he loves and leaves on a regular basis. However, Mel has decided it's time that he finally made a commitment to something besides his pet goldfish, and agrees to move in with his latest girlfriend, Inga (Ewa Da Cruz). This … More

Rating: R (for brief sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: Claudia Myers
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On DVD: Mar 6, 2007
Michael Mailer Films


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Critic Reviews for Kettle of Fish

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

A fumbled attempt at modern romantic comedy.

Full Review… | March 9, 2007
Boston Globe
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Myers's script follows the official structural steps of romantic comedy -- we won't belabor you with the details -- but doesn't always heed the most obvious one: Be original.

Full Review… | March 1, 2007
Washington Post
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The film isn't believable for a second.

November 8, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
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The film's leisurely pacing -- and Modine's overly laid-back work -- leave something to be desired.

October 6, 2006
New York Post
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Writer-director Claudia Myers' clunky debut feature makes the case that first-timers should probably focus on either writing or directing.

Full Review… | October 6, 2006
New York Daily News
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The first problem in Kettle of Fish, though by no means the last, is to imagine that by mussing up her hair, rumpling her clothes and accessorizing her with glasses and an ugly purse, you could ever make a believable wallflower out of Ms. Gershon.

Full Review… | October 5, 2006
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Kettle of Fish

When this movie was growing up, it wanted to be a good movie, but somehow, it only found the smallest budget ever and it was a sad movie. The End.

After the first 5 minutes, I was kind of iffy about this film but then I really enjoyed it. Don't be scared away at the beginning...

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