Looking for Kitty (2004)

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Two guys with different sets of problems find themselves bonding through unexpected circumstances in this independent comedy drama from writer and director Edward Burns. Jack Stanton (Edward Burns) is a former New York City cop who has been trying to establish a new career as a private detective, though his level of success is best indicated by the fact his landlord is about to evict him for not paying the rent. Jack finally lands a paying client when he's referred to Abe Fiannico (David … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Burns
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On DVD: Oct 24, 2006
Runtime:
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as Jack Stanton

as Abe Fiannico

as Ron Stewart

as Ms. Petracelli

as Guy Borne
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Kitty

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (9)

Sentimental yet insensate, this forgotten '04 trifle is Burns at his worst ...

Full Review… | September 8, 2006
Entertainment Weekly
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Burns turns in a nicely understated performance; but it's David Krumholtz, as Abe, who's the backbone of the movie.

September 1, 2006
New York Post
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Looking for Kitty offers moments of striking insight amid the inevitable self-indulgence.

Full Review… | September 1, 2006
New York Daily News
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A disgruntled New York City private investigator forms an unlikely bond with a high school baseball coach from upstate in Edward Burns's latest exercise in maleness.

August 31, 2006
New York Times
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Give Edward Burns at least a little credit for perseverance, because just about any other writer-director-actor who released a movie every couple of years to critical shrugs and audience indifference would've long since hung up his megaphone.

Full Review… | August 31, 2006
AV Club
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It might be the most maturely conceived role in Burns's films, but the plot around it is flimsy, the visual storytelling simpleminded, and the general ideas for character one-note.

Full Review… | August 29, 2006
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Looking for Kitty

½

Looking for Kitty is the sort of indie comedy that is far too smug for its own good. It has some scenes that work well, but the film itself just feels too one-note, simplistic, and far too confined to justify its already brief running time. The characters aren't particularly interesting, the situations aren't particularly funny, and the narrative isn't nearly as clever as the filmmakers seem to believe it is. About the only thing it has going for it are the indie sensibilities that inject a sense of realism. That, however, only goes so far when there isn't much else to keep the audience engaged. The acting is serviceable, and the writing okay, but the story is too bland. Overall, a lackluster attempt at Woody Allen imitation.

2.5/5 Stars

Jeffrey Meyers
Jeffrey Meyers

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½

A movie focused on character development, a good indie film.

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Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

This was better than I was expecting. As an independent film, one shouldn't expect any big blockbuster. And this movie is not a detective movie or a comedy but more about relationships. This is a movie about the characters , how they interact, and how they deal with the problems that they have. Sure "Coach" had a small-town naive mentality, but that doesn't mean he's a bad guy. And Jack has a lot of bitterness in his life and he deals with it by closing everyone out... So it's a bit odd but believable that these two could strike up a friendship. And I didn't recognize David Krumholtz at all...

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