Looking for Kitty (2004)
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Critic Reviews for Looking for Kitty
Sentimental yet insensate, this forgotten '04 trifle is Burns at his worst ...
Burns turns in a nicely understated performance; but it's David Krumholtz, as Abe, who's the backbone of the movie.
Looking for Kitty offers moments of striking insight amid the inevitable self-indulgence.
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.
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.
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.
Audience Reviews for Looking for Kitty
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
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...
Another Edward Burns film. I like his stuff, they all have a good indie vibe to it, the way indie films should be, using good dialog to tell the story.
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