Critic 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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as Missy Valdez St. Muffington
as Betsy the Copier
as Thermos Man
as Beth Sill
as Security Guard
as Veronica Davis Goldstein
as Gena Scalla
as Annoyed Customer
as The Cheese
as Officer Sonoma
as Yelling Roomate
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Critic Reviews for Kabluey
Short on substance, despite a watchable supporting cast and an amiable overall tenor.
While it borrows from obvious sources, Kabluey eventually comes into its own as a wacky commentary on the state of America in the fifth year of the Iraq war.
A dark piece of whimsy that enchants and befuddles in equal measure.
In costume and character, Prendergast is a little funny and more than a little sad. So is the film.
Audience Reviews for Kabluey
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.
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
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...
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