Kabluey 2007

Kabluey

Critics Consensus

An effecting treatise on modern alienation, Scott Prendergast's story of a hapless loser who finds recognition by donning a featureless suit is full of whimsy and sorrow.

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65%

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Leslie (Lisa Kudrow) is left with few options when her husband is sent back to war in the Middle East. A modest amount of help arrives in the form of his brother, Salman (Scott Prendergast), who is less than prepared to care for the couple's two preadolescent boys. When Leslie still can't make ends meet on her own, Salman is forced to find employment, but, with minimal qualifications, his only option is to become a mascot for a digital company by donning a bulbous blue costume.

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Critic Reviews for Kabluey

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  • Jul 07, 2014
    Includes all the ingredients of an indie movie: an aimless nogoodnik, an estranged family who tests his adult responsibilities, a strange part-time job that requires a quirky/cute costume, a redemption moment that establishes his self-worth and strengthens his bond with aforemetioned estranged family. It's all very nice, and I like the quirky filmmaking aspects as well, like zooming in on weird physical phenomena, like the ghosty rotations a plastic spoon makes after you let go from stirring it. I would have liked a bit more life or explanation in Lisa Kudrow's character. Yes, she's a depressive, but there isn't much for the character or actor to do, and the reasons for her affair are just a bit too indie-understated...indiestated? I also wonder why Salman leaves before reconciling with his brother, which seems to have been a source of tension throughout the whole movie.
    Alice S Super Reviewer
  • Nov 01, 2010
    Strange little movie that really made me laugh. Dealing with murderous kids (literally), the world's shittiest job (bar none), a sweet, kind lady who wants to run him down with her car every time she spots him... oh yeah, and an old man who has a deep and loving relationship with his soup thermos. What's not to love? :D
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2009
    GREAT comedy.Very different & original
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 26, 2008
    I can't believe Lisa Kudrow is so hilarious even when she's not loud and noisy like Phoebe. This is definitely an indie film, but it's not the sugary, embrace life kind of indie and that is refreshing. Scott Prendergast manages to make the most inane things hilarious, and as a result puts an interesting spin on the tried-and-true subject of dysfunctional family. I wish this movie had been put on wider release because I think it could have done well given the right distribution. Oh well, at least I got to see it...
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer

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