Goldfish Memory (2003)

Goldfish Memory (2003)




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Written and directed by Liz Gill, Goldfish Memory chronicles the ups and downs of several Irish singles who, like goldfish, seem to have a memory span that's simply too short to prevent them from repeating the same actions ad nauseam. Lives intertwine when a middle-aged professor (Sean Campion) with a nasty tendency to chase after his pupils breaks up with one of his conquests (Fiona Glascott) in order to repeat the pattern with another student (Fiona O'Shaughnessy). Shunned, Clara (Glascott) goes on to have a lesbian affair with a local reporter (Flora Montgomery), who turns out to be more than a little possessive. In an effort to get away from the needy reporter, Clara manages to attract the woman who had stolen the affections of her professor in the first place. Goldfish Memory was filmed entirely in Dublin, Ireland, and also features Keith McErlean, Peter Gaynor, and Jean Butler.
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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Jean Butler
as Renee
Lise Hearns
as Rosie
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Critic Reviews for Goldfish Memory

All Critics (8)

It is a vacuous and predictable 'looking for love' story that is surprisingly entertaining due to its fast-pace.

Full Review… | December 1, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Gill's screenplay is more amusing than truly funny, but she gets the characters right, and that's more important in the long run.

Full Review… | November 11, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI) and surprisingly enjoyable...

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Reel Film Reviews

Steeped in the act of sex yet shows less skin than the 2004 Taliban Fashion Show.

Full Review… | August 28, 2004
Planet Sick-Boy

Cinematographer Ken Byrne, shooting in DVCAM, achieves some stunning, watery imagery using natural light

Full Review… | August 24, 2004
Reeling Reviews

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Full Review… | March 31, 2006
Empire Magazine

Audience Reviews for Goldfish Memory

- too many characters. - The time passes by so fast that its hard to tell how long people have been together. - Cheesey - The only good things about this movie is the non ugly gay guy, the journalist lesbian and her fish, butch and femme. the rest can just burn and die. why did i rent this?

Rachel Monkey
Rachel Monkey

It's a thin, likable Irish variation on La Ronde, though less an amorous roundabout than a Mobius strip for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and straights, who are favored by the director in that descending order.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

Pretty cute movie all around. Though I think the goldfish thing was a little overkill...some of the characters had them, they were in a bowl at the local bar, one guy had a goldfish shower curtain...and one guy was using the whole "goldfish memory" thing as part of his deal to pick up girls.

Megan S
Megan S

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